UNFAIR PRACTICE ISSUES; STRIKES, SLOWDOWNS AND WORK STOPPAGES – Sympathy
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301.06000 – Sympathy
The right to strike encompasses sympathy strikes undertaken in support of either protected unfair practice strikes or protected economic strikes by employees in other bargaining units and of other employers. Employees have a right to refuse to cross a picket line regardless of whether their exclusive representative has called for a sympathy strike. The exclusive representative may waive employees’ rights to engage in a sympathy strike only by clear and unmistakable contract language.