Strike Benefits

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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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.
I read the grocery store union is paying $10 million a week for the workers' strike benefits.
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.
Among their biggest beefs is Hoffa's failure to live up to his 1996 campaign pledge to quadruple the IBT's paltry $55-a-week strike benefits.
In related news, ALPA issued a statement on 24 April indicating that it would be providing full strike benefits to 86 new-hire (trainee) pilots who were sacked by Comair management this week.
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.
The union was forced to borrow $3 million and raise membership dues to continue paying strike benefits.
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.
By definition, a wildcat strike is not approved by the union, so the strikers do not receive strike benefits.