Strike Benefits

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Strike Benefits

Health insurance and other employee benefits 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 they otherwise would have received, which increases the likelihood that people will go back to work prematurely and the strike will fail. Strike benefits help reduce this risk. See also: Strike pay.
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At the June convention, Hoffa delegates defeated TDU attempts to reduce IBT salaries and use the savings to raise strike benefits. The strike benefit question was referred instead to a study commission.
Have been without a paycheck for two weeks-the damn fools of the damn union called a strike, in the middle of a recession Of course, the local president gets paid out of the local's finds, while the rest of us have yet to receive even one strike benefit check.
Here, our 86 terminated pilots are also receiving a raise: the USD1,400-per-month, USD16,800-per-year, strike benefit is more than they make as new Comair pilots.'
But members will be faced with the dilemma that the ATU will not give its blessing - and strike benefits - to any decision by the local to strike until after an international vice president has met with the company, and the company will not meet with International Vice President Lawrence J.
Executives say that the strike benefited full-year same-store sales by 80 to 100 basis points.
Louis Daily News which makes enough money to pay for all strike benefits and furnish a new union hall.
If a strike should take place, the union says, it will increase weekly strike benefits from $55 to 10 times the affected union member's hourly wage.
Later, he said the union has $60 million in its accounts and had begun paying strikers $50 a week in strike benefits as of Saturday, January 6th, costing the union somewhere between $1.5 million and $2 million a week.
The union was forced to borrow $3 million and raise membership dues to continue paying strike benefits. The timing of the merger is also fortuitous for the URW because the union faces a heavy bargaining schedule in 1995-96, when it renegotiates 232 contracts.
During the 1989 Eastern Airlines strike, two striking pilots received strike benefits of about $20,000 each from the pilots' union, the Air Line Pilots Association International.
It captured national headlines and cost the Carpenters Union the current equivalent of $1 million in $4-a-week strike benefits.