Jurisdictional disputes can occur when: … two or more unions claim jurisdiction over specific work assignments.
Jurisdictional disputes occur when two or more unions make conflicting claims over which group is entitled to perform certain work. For example, many different unions are represented on a construction project and there may be a dispute about who is responsible for cleaning up the scrap at the end of the day.
Jurisdictional strike A strike that arises from a dispute over which LABOR UNION is entitled to represent the employees. Jurisdictional strikes are unlawful under federal LABOR LAWS because the argument is between unions and not between a union and the employer.
Section 10(k) of the Act provides that “[w]henever it is charged that any person has engaged in an unfair labor practice within the meaning of [Section 8(b)(4)(D)], the Board is empowered and directed to hear and determine the dispute out of which such unfair labor practice shall have arisen, unless, within ten days …
Congress enacted the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) in 1935 to protect the rights of employees and employers, to encourage collective bargaining, and to curtail certain private sector labor and management practices, which can harm the general welfare of workers, businesses and the U.S. economy.
An independent unions is a trade union that represents workers in one plant or company and is free of employer control. (This includes a union representing workers in more than one plant located in two or more states but employed by the same employer).
The literature has generally defined union jurisdiction as the workers or the work which a union claims or which has been assigned to it by a federation. ‘ This defini- tion leads to a great deal of confusion. Some unions do not make formal jurisdictional claims; others do not belong to a federation.
noun. a strike by a body of workers, not because of grievances against their own employer, but by way of endorsing and aiding another group of workers who are on strike or have been locked out. Also called sympathetic strike.
A strike is legal – and therefore protected by the NLRA – if the employees are striking for economic reasons or to protest an unfair labor practice by the employer.
Under Section 8 of the National Labor Relations Act, labor organizations are not allowed to use or support secondary boycott practices because Congress fears the instability it may cause to the economy and its effects on unaffiliated secondary parties.
“Economic strikers” are those employees who strike in order to obtain some economic concession from the employer such as higher wages, shorter hours, or improved working conditions. These strikers retain status as employees. The employer cannot discharge these strikers, but is able to replace them.
The main purpose of labor unions is to give workers the power to negotiate for more favorable working conditions and other benefits through collective bargaining. Collective bargaining is the heart and soul of the labor union.
The Wagner Act contained five principal provisions: prohibiting management to “interfere, restrain, or coerce” employees seeking to organize for mutual benefit; prohibiting management from interfering in the internal administration of labor organizations; prohibiting employers from discriminating against employees …
industrial union, trade union that combines all workers, both skilled and unskilled, who are employed in a particular industry. At the heart of industrial unionism is the slogan “one shop, one union.”
It is easiest to differentiate among three distinct levels within the labor movement: local unions, national unions, and federations.
Stripped of wartime protections and branded as anti-American, labor unions languished in the Roaring Twenties. Why were the 1920s such a tough time for America’s labor unions? Call it a backlash against their growing strength.
A secondary strike is a strike held in support of a primary strike by other employees against their employer. WHEN WILL A SECONDARY STRIKE BE PROTECTED? A secondary strike cannot be protected unless it is in support of a protected primary strike.
An unofficial strike is a work stoppage by union members that is not endorsed by the union and that does not follow the legal requirements for striking. … An unofficial strike is also called a wildcat strike or an unofficial industrial action.
For strike, the industrial dispute act under 2 (q) defines strikes as “a cessation of work by a body of persons employed in any industry acting in combination, or a concerted refusal, or a refusal, under a common understanding of any number of persons who are or have been so employed to continue to work or to accept …
The issue of disagreement is usually pay or other working conditions. During an industrial dispute, both the parties try to pressurize each other to agree to their terms and conditions. The industrial unrest manifests itself as strikes, lock-outs, picketing, gheraos and indiscipline on the part of workers.
A strike is an organized work stoppage often used in conjunction with other labor relations activities such as contract negotiations. … Lawful strikes often occur when a contract expires, and the union seeks to influence management to change one or more policies in a new bargaining agreement.
The picketing is restricted to the employees’ place of employment. Picketing must be peaceful and carried out without trespassing or other unlawful acts. Violent or unlawful acts can involve legal consequences and may affect the employees’ continued employment.
A strike or lockout is unlawful, at any time, if there is no union, or where there is a union and the requirements of the Code in acquiring the right to lockout or strike have not been met.
Are Workers Paid While on Strike? When a worker chooses to go on strike, that person is not entitled to a normal paycheck from their employer. However, many unions will have a strike fund that will help striking employees meet their basic financial needs.
Secondary boycotts and common situs picketing, also outlawed by the act, are actions in which unions picket, strike, or refuse to handle the goods of a business with which they have no primary dispute but which is associated with a targeted business.
In this context, it is a “primary” or “direct” boycott, as compared to a “secondary boycott” which targets firms who are not party to the industrial dispute but who supply to, or acquire from, the employer with whom the union has a dispute. …
For example, suppose you have a labor dispute with a dairy. The dairy sells its products to a grocery store, which sells them to the public. You may picket the grocery store to discourage its customers from buying the struck dairy products. You may not picket to encourage a general boycott of the store.
A strike is an organized collective work stoppage undertaken by employees to pressure their employer or employers into meeting their demands. … In an “organizing strike,” union workers seek an employer’s recognition of the union as the representative of the workers.