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.
Since April 14, P-9's parent union has been trying to take over the local, having previously revoked strike benefits
. The T.W.A.
If we didn't, we would lose all strike benefits
, and our local would be put in trusteeship (by which the local is denied self-governance and all its political and financial affairs are placed in the hands of a "trustee," handpicked by the International).
They alone received no strike benefits
and had to beg from an emergency fund set up by the A.F.L.-C.I.O.
One possible reason was that the striking pilots are receiving strike benefits
of $2,400 a month from their union, compared with $70 a week for the mechanics and nothing for the flight attendants.
In the collective bargaining area, amendments considered but not adopted included those to postpone conventions in years of major contract negotiations, to hold conventions in cities most affected by layoffs of members, to increase the amount of stike benefits, and to provide for strike benefits
payment as a matter of right rather than after determination of need by the local union.
Being nonprofit, it was not obligated to pay corporate income taxes and it claimed that the wages it paid should be defined as strike benefits
and therefore should be exempt from other taxes.
Hoffa, meanwhile, supported the idea of a Michigan/Ohio strike fund (of which he is one of the controllers) at a $1 a month dues levy, which would supposedly pay each worker $150 a week in strike benefits
. Then the newspaper workers went on strike, and even though the Hoffa gang reduced the benefits from day one, the fund still went broke after eight weeks.
All strikers are receiving strike benefits
, a union spokesman said.
The Typographical Union had strike benefits
paying up to $250 a week, one of the highest strike benefits
of any union financed with a strike fund assessment of 0.5 percent of income per member.
Union strike benefits
and certain disability pensions are includable in earned income, although not taxable.
In the end, the strike was broken by workers brought in by rail from other furniture-making centers, the poverty induced by the length of the strike, the 2,000 striking workers not allowed to join the exclusive craft unions and receive strike benefits
, and the official condemnation of the Christian Reformed Church, the Protestant religion of the Dutch strikers.