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The Case for Banning Strikes

Compulsory unionism in the guise of strikes takes a beating in an editorial in the Washington, Pennsylvania, Reporter-Observer.

Right now, Pennsylvania is one of just nine states that allows its teachers to strike. It’s also the national leader in teacher strikes. Most other states, including labor-friendly blue states that you would expect to allow strikes, such as Massachusetts and New York, prohibit strikes by schoolteachers and other public employees. Pennsylvania sets a limit on the number of days a strike can wear on, but the strikes are still enormously disruptive to families who have to seek out child care during walkouts by teachers, or to the fortunate moms and dads who have scheduled vacations during Christmas break or the early part of the summer, when make-up days from strikes are often scheduled.