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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NLRB GC Seeks to Make Unlawful Intermittent Strikes Lawful because They’re Gaining Popularity

As covered before, the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel, Richard Griffin, believes that intermittent strikes deserve legal protection – and announced he is seeking test cases to bring before the Board. Intermittent strikes fall into murky legal territory. Workers who strike more than once or twice run the risk of being fired for it.…
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