My op-ed on the end of the strike in today’s YDN is on-line here.

The settlement of contracts at the end of last week was met with the ubiquitous promise in the press of “eight years of labor peace at Yale.” Several years without painful strikes is indeed an attractive prospect. But any lasting labor peace must be build on a foundation of labor justice, just as only a real social contract based on just partnership holds the potential to bring peace to Yale’s troubled relationship with its home city. It’s not by coincidence that the picket chant of “No contract — no work, no peace,” parallels the old protest chant “No justice — no peace.” The message is the same, and holds as true for the next years as for the past weeks.


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