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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34) In his view, the short-term objective of a strong strike fund was not actually to launch a strike, but to use it as a tactical weapon in negotiations with employers:
It was an easy strike to organize because the average adjunct wage was $180 per week, while the union strike fund paid $200, essentially giving adjuncts a $20 raise.
Could you therefore refund the part of my NZNO fees that is paid to the CTU and place them in a strike fund for nurses?
The members authorized the establishment of the strike fund on Date 1; a mandatory annual assessment was imposed on members to finance the fund.
He said: "In days gone by, if the firefighters had been out on strike against the Thatcher or the Major governments, Labour MPs would be signing bankers' orders to pay into their strike fund out of their own monthly salaries.
The union plans to use some 100 million yen of the 350 million yen strike fund to purchase company stock, a sum that will enable it to take some 54,700 shares or 0.
They have a huge strike fund, which obviously, would be helpful in the event of a nationwide strike against General Electric.
Make checks payable to the District 1199NE Strike Fund, 77 Huyshoppe Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
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.
Sanda's view was that the hefty UMWA strike fund was a dowry that Trumka brought to the AFL-CIO for high office--the UMWA subsequently joined the AFL-CIO.