Strike Pay

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Strike Pay

Wages provided by a union to members while they are on strike. In a strike, union members do not come to work as a form of protest. However, this deprives them of the wages and benefits that they otherwise would have received, which increases the likelihood that people will go back to work prematurely and the strike will fail. Strike pay helps reduce this risk. See also: Strike benefits.
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The strike fund made no loans to its members from Year 2 (the inception of the fund) through Year 6 (the tax year at issue).
ACTION man Bruce Willis has donated $100,000 to the Screen Actors Guild strike fund in aid of actors taking action against the advertising industry.
Donations for the strike fund should be sent to Shirley Winters at 14, Longfield Drive, Darlington DL3 4EW.
This financial support was important because the walkout at Bridgestone/Firestone had exhausted the URW's strike fund in December 1994, and the union subsequently was forced to borrow $3 million and raise membership dues to continue paying strike benefits.
Responding to an appeal from professors Emily Balch and Vida Scudder, both members of the WTUL, 100 Wellesley students donated $1000 to the strike fund and agreed not to ride the streetcars until the strike was won.
Delegates also unanimously passed a resolution to form a committee that will put together a supplemental strike fund to support oil locals and units in addition to the International union's substantial strike and defense fund.
During the walkout, the strikers do not receive their regular pay, and the union strike fund compensates for only a portion of that.
In a statement DEOK appealed to all workers and to the public in general to contribute to the strike fund to give financial assistance to their striking colleagues.
One motion tabled for the June meeting says a tenth of the money it hands over should go towards a strike fund "until the Labour Party adopts and actively pursues policies in support of trade union freedom".
We have been amazed how many people have come up to our picket line and asked to contribute to a strike fund.
Many binmen, who were later given extra payments of pounds 91 to clear the backlog, have donated pay to the union strike fund for workers facing hardship as a result of the strike.
Hurley has since apologised and offered to pay pounds 17,000 to the union's strike fund.