Strike Vote

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Strike Vote

A referendum by union members deciding whether or not to go on strike, which is a form of protest in which employees do not come to work. An affirmative strike vote authorizes union leadership to give strike notice and to take other steps necessary for the strike to occur. A strike vote is always on a secret ballot.
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Norwood Jewell, vice president of the UAW Chrysler department, stated that strike votes have been completed at all the automaker's locals.
If they cared about that, they'd allow unions to hold strike votes online, through laptops or mobile phones.
14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A panel representing leaders of Boeing's 26,000-member engineers' union - including the Executive Director of SPEEA, Ray Goforth, Paul Shearon, the Secretary-Treasurer of SPEEA's national organization, IFPTE and three employee members of the union's bargaining teams - will discuss this week's contract and strike votes, the impact of a possible strike by engineers and/or technical workers and the recently started negotiations by the Boeing pilots unit of SPEEA.
The result of the two ballots will be known in mid-November, by which time other unions representing over a million teachers, head teachers, NHS and local government workers, will have announced the outcome of strike votes by their members.
The news followed huge strike votes yesterday by members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) over pensions.
Strike votes against Vons and Ralphs are being discussed, Icaza said, but none have been scheduled.
A spokesman for Bradford-based Morrisons said the company would meet union officials to discuss the strike votes.
The strike votes affect over 2,600 workers at six properties: Hyatt
The strike vote planed for Tufts Medical Center is part of a pattern of strike votes being held by the NNU in New England and elsewhere.
A spokeswoman for Morrisons said the strike votes affected three of its distribution centres, adding: "We have 12 other sites operated by third parties and represented by other trade unions not involved in these ballots.
The transport union, Unison, Amicus and Ucatt said strike votes were between seven and eight to one.
The local unions obtained strike authorization from Albertsons employees on March 25 and have indicated they will call for possible strike votes against Ralphs and Vons.