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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While Sutomo frequently spoke of workers' right to strike and of the need for labour unions to have strong strike funds, it is clear that he was convinced that the basic conditions for successful strikes were lacking in colonial Indonesia.
Ron Carey had proposed a modest $2 monthly dues increase to build up the strike fund for the entire union.
The major issue was a different philosophy on strike funds. 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.
Many unions maintain strike funds financed by their membership in the form of assessments or dues.
Builders receive some form of financial help from the unions' strike funds.
We've had donations to our strike funds and hundreds of drivers were tooting their horns.
At the outset of the strike, the CAW's strike funds, cash and mortgageable assets stood at about $49 million.