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It has been the purpose of this Note to examine the various principles and arguments involved in the development of a policy for court or legislative action with regard to strikes by government employees. It is suggested that the following principles should be controlling in the determination of that policy: (1) the general policies of the law towards striking private employees are applicable to striking government employees; (2) strikes by government employees are not all necessarily unlawful; (3) the legality of a strike by government employees depends upon its objects and upon the means used to attain them; (4) the public interest in the continuity of those government services deemed essential to the public welfare is such that the disruption of those services by strike is outside the scope of legitimate labor activity.