Based on the reading, private sector employees have the right to strike. What are some of the reasons public sector employees are generally prohibited from striking? Do you think public sector employees should be given the right to strike? Why, or why not?
PLEASE REPLY TO MY CLASSMATE RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU AGREE? (A MINIMUM OF 125 WORDS or MORE)
The first reason why the public sector is generally prohibited from striking is because of the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, that was put in place and prohibited public, federal, judicial employees from being able to strike and the reasoning behind that was because it was so that the public employees couldn’t all strike or boycott federal and judicial systems, causing the United States to come crushing down; making it so certain positions are mandated to show up no matter what the reasoning is, so that the United States can keep functioning.
I do and do not agree with this. I can’t say I choose one way or the other. I do think it is unfair that they should be forced to work with no pay, while other employees get to stay at home during shut downs. For that reason, I disagree with why they are not allowed to strike.
But, I also see why they shouldn’t be allowed to strike and agree with why they can’t strike, because it would cripple the United States if we didn’t have any CIA, Secret Servicer, Department of Finance, Department of Justice, Department of Defense, EPA, TSA, etc., because the employees, even the essential employees, were not there to be able to do the necessary jobs, leaving the United States vulnerable to terrorist attacks and other serious issues.