Types of Strikes • Economic Strikes (Primary - Secondary - Partial) Intended to resolve a “Bargaining Impasse”. Can only occur in connection with contract negotiations. • Unfair Labor Practice Strike Purpose is to force the employer to cease committing what the union believes to be unfair labor practices. It may or may not occur during negotiations.
Types of Strikes • Wildcat Strikes Conducted by groups of workers without the authority and consent of the union. • Sympathy Strike Refusal by one union to work for its employer to pressure another (or the same) employer in it dealings with a second union.
Types of Strikes • Jurisdictional Strike To pressure an employer to assign work to the members of one bargaining unit rather than another or to pressure an employer to recognize one union as representative of its employees when it already recognizes another. • Lockout Management's equivalent of a strike. It can only occur legally when an existing labor agreement has expired and there is truly an impasse in contract negotiations.