Strikes, Picketing and Inside Campaigns: A Legal Guide
By Robert M. Schwartz
This book is a must-have for any union or activist considering aggressive action to combat management’s growing economic war against workers. With a deep understanding of the complex web of rules regulating forceful work-related activities, noted labor attorney and author Robert Schwartz offers examples of what unions can do, pointers on how to do it legally, picketing instructions, sample letters, and answers to scores of common questions.
Valuable guidance is provided on working without a contract, residential picketing, pressuring secondaries, unemployment benefits, unfair labor practice strikes, offers to return, lockouts, and other related topics. A must for every union officer, steward and activist!
Some of the questions Schwartz answers include:
- What measures can the union take against buyers, suppliers and other secondary employers?
- When can strikers qualify for unemployment benefits?
- Why is working without a contract and conducting an inside campaign a promising alternative to a strike?
- How can the union prevent an employer from hiring permanent replacements during a one-day strike?
- In comparison with a strike, what are the four advantages of a lockout?
- When is it legal for strikers to picket on the employer’s driveway?
- Is being arrested for civil disobedience grounds for termination?
- When can a striking union ignore an employer’s gate?
- Can an employer remove strike signs planted on public property?
- Can an employer offer a striker a bonus to return to work?
- How can a union avoid a court injunction?
- When is employee videotaping illegal?
- Can the union send pickets to a foreign country?
- How can an employer withdraw union recognition in the first month of a strike?
- How can sending notices to the employer protect strikers who assault strikebreakers?
165 pages paperback