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BREAKING NEWS ~ NY judge imposes $1M-a-day fine against striking transit union

[JURIST] CBS News is reporting that a judge in New York has imposed a $1 million-per-day fine against the New York City Transport Workers Union [Local 100 website; International TWU website] for violating state law by going on strike. Earlier Monday, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority [official website] was "seeking to convince a Supreme Court judge to punish the TWU for being in contempt of court. We will use every avenue available under the law to get the transit workers back to work. The TWU has violated the laws of our land by defying an order of the court and they must be held accountable." Read Bloomberg's full press release. The State's Supreme Court, a trial-level court, had previously issued an injunction [PDF text] preventing the International TWU or Local 100 from "conducting, engaging or participating in, through any manner of any means a strike, work stoppage, sick-out, slowdown, or any other concerted activity with the intent of interrupting the normal and regular operations of the New Your City Transit Authority and the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Operating Authority."

4:15 PM ET - AP now has more.

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