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Taylor Made: The Cost and Consequences of New York's Public-Sector Labor Laws

Tuesday October 2007

Enacted 40 years ago during an era of labor unrest, New York’s Taylor Law was designed to balance the broad public interest and the narrower interests of unionized government workers. But while strikes are largely a thing of the past, municipal and school officials say the Taylor Law—in combination with other public labor statutes—now unduly favors unions at taxpayer expense.

Are Taylor Law reforms needed to redress the balance?