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NYC Transit Union Fined $2.5M for Strike

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 08:52 PM

AP, 4/17:

NYC Transit Union Fined $2.5M for Strike

NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge fined the city transit union $2.5 million Monday for the illegal strike that brought buses and subways to a standstill for three days just before Christmas.

Judge Theodore Jones of state Supreme Court in Brooklyn also ruled that Transport Workers Union Local 100's automatic dues collection would be suspended indefinitely. The 33,000-member union can reapply for automatic collection after 90 days.

State law prohibits public employees from striking.

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