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Strike Insurance

Ted Balaker
December 19, 2005, 4:18pm

New York's Taylor Law made transit strikes illegal, but as we're seeing now, it's not so great at preventing strikes from happening. Here's Wendell Cox: Cox notes that at least more New York-area commuters have strike insurance: Transit commuters in cities like London, where all subway and bus lines are contracted out, enjoy another kind of strike insurance. The NY Sun editorial staff thinks it's time for the Big Apple to break the MTA's monopoly. Competing companies, after all, don't have the luxury of captive customers. If they strike, they lose business: John Avlon (no link) notes another way to get strike insurance: Back to Cox, who has some thoughts on those without strike insurance:

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