Expect More Walkouts and Strikes in the Near Future

Strikes take two forms: “economic” and “unfair labor practice.” Economic strikes are work stoppages to protest wages, hours, working conditions, or other mandatory subjects of bargaining. By contrast, unfair labor practice strikes are a work stoppage to protest an unfair labor practice committed by an employer. The right to strike is not limited to employees…
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When to Reinstate Returning Strikers Depends on the Type of Strike

o ensure adequate staffing, employers faced with impending strikes often contract with employment agencies to supply temporary replacement workers. Typically, these agencies require employers to ensure employment of the replacements for multiple days, no matter how long the strike lasts. These contractual obligations often are a reason employers refuse to reinstate strikers at the end of…
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