In recent years, a number of states have enacted legislation providing collective bargaining rights for public employees. Almost invariably these statutes have reaffirmed the traditional prohibition against strikes by government workers. But the strike-or the threat of a strike-has been a key economic weapon for employees in the private sector, and some observers contend that without that weapon the new collective bargaining rights for public employees are illusory.
Michigan Law Review,
Collective Bargaining for Public Employees and the Prevention of Strikes in the Public Sector,
Mich. L. Rev.
Available at: https://repository.law.umich.edu/mlr/vol68/iss2/4