Do State Employees Have the Right to Strike? – In Some Cases, Yes!
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Article Published on March 30, 2023

Our contract expires at the end of June, and we’re literally weeks away from bargaining with the State. Our team will be working hard to fulfill the priorities of the members, and we’ll all need to support our negotiation efforts with concerted actions in the workplace … and perhaps more.

Can Local 1000 strike? In certain circumstances, yes. Despite a “no-strike” clause in our contract, we have the right to strike, under the right conditions.

Confused? Join us for Strike School! Click here to learn more about strikes and Strike School.

As a Local 1000 worker, you have important rights that allow you to go on strike, but there’s a lot more to know. That’s why we’re holding two more Strike Schools on April 5 and April 12, 2023, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Ready to learn more? Enroll today!

More than 250 members attended our first online Strike School on March 29. They learned about our rights to collective action as state employees, when a strike during bargaining is legal, protected, and strategic, what other public sector unions are doing, and the importance of good faith bargaining.

Do we get paid? Do we get to vote before a strike? What happens to our contract if we strike? These and many more questions get answered at Strike School!

A strike can be a powerful tool to win a good contract. Click here to learn more about strikes and Strike School. Or, sign up today for a April 5 or April 12 class and get ready to earn your Strike School diploma.