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May 2008

By: Alan M. Klinger, Charles G. Moerdler

The Spring issue of Stroock Reports - Public Employee Law highlights recent court cases and legal developments of interest to our public sector union clients and other friends of the firm.  The cover story – “The Taylor Law at 40: Preparing for the Battle over Reform,” analyzes the many flaws in a recent study highly critical of the Taylor Law that need to be understood for Labor to successfully press its reform agenda.  This issue also includes an update on the Supreme Court’s 2006 decision in Garcetti v. Ceballos, a case that limited the First Amendment rights of public sector employees, and suggests a path for courts (and unions) to take back some of that protection.  Finally, we look to what's at stake in litigation involving the dues check-off rights of the Transit Workers Union. 

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