Strikes

CSL § 210 Strikes by public employees against the State or any public authority or local governmental jurisdiction, including a school district, are prohibited by Article 14 of the Civil Service Law, also known as the Taylor Law. The statute presumes that an employee who fails to report for duty, is willfully absent from his/her position, stops work, or abstains in whole or in part from the full, faithful and proper performance of employment duties, has engaged in a strike. Under this broad definition, it would be possible to have a one-person strike, as concerted action by two or more employees is not necessary. The statute provides for the loss of two days' pay for each day the public employee is on strike.

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