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Jul 30, 2021
Union Free Radio, Ep. 11: Labor Disputes Are (Unofficially) Up. Here Are Facts That Every Employer & Employee Should Know
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<h3><strong>“A union’s bargaining power depends on three main elements: The right to strike, the ability to strike effectively, and the company’s ability to withstand a strike.” -- Teamster Strike Manual</strong></h3><!--more-->

Since the end of the government lockdowns, work stoppages are (<a href="https://paydayreport.com/payday-track-its-1400th-strike-as-retail-worker-rebellion-grows/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">unoffcially</a>) on the rise.

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In this episode of Union Free Radio, host Peter List walks listeners through the more technical aspects of the different types of labor disputes--both union and non-union--from strikes and lockouts, as well as non-union employees' Section Seven Rights when it comes to strikes.

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<strong>Links to articles and references used in this episode of Union Free Radio:</strong>

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<li><A href='https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2002-may-01-me-passings1.2-story.html'>John Morris, 76; Led Philadelphia Teamsters for 44 Years Till Ouster</A></li>

<li><A href='https://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/12/weekinreview/conversations-john-p-morris-disillusioned-teamster-boss-doubts-even-he-can-save.html'>Conversations: John P. Morris; A Disillusioned Teamster Boss Doubts Even He Can Save Labor</A></li>

<li><A href='https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/activision-blizzard-workers-walk-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-rcna1525'>Activision Blizzard workers walk out after sexual harassment lawsuit</A></li>

<li><A href='https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jul/28/union-advocates-rally-striking-alabama-coalminers'>Union advocates rally in New York to support striking Alabama coalminers</A></li>

<li><A href='https://www.bls.gov/wsp/'>BLS: Work Stoppages Home Page</A></li>

<li><A href='https://www.bls.gov/news.release/wkstp.nr0.htm'>BLS: In 2020 there were 8 major work stoppages, the third lowest number since 1947</A></li>

<li><A href='https://paydayreport.com/payday-track-its-1400th-strike-as-retail-worker-rebellion-grows/'>Payday Tracks Its 1,400th Strike as "Retail Worker Rebellion" Grows</A></li>

<li><A href='https://definitions.uslegal.com/l/labor-dispute/'>Labor Dispute Law and Legal Definition | USLegal, Inc.</A></li>

<li><A href='https://www.hrzone.com/hr-glossary/what-is-a-work-stoppage'>What is a Work Stoppage? | HRZone</A></li>

<li><A href='https://www.dictionary.com/browse/strike'>Strike | Definition of Strike at Dictionary.com</A></li>

<li><A href='https://www.nlrb.gov/about-nlrb/rights-we-protect/our-enforcement-activity/protected-concerted-activity'>NLRB: Protected Concerted Activity</A></li>

<li><a href="https://www.nlrb.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/pages/node-184/basicguide.pdf" rel="noopener" target="_blank">NLRB | A Basic Guide to the National Labor Relations Act (PDF)</a></li>

<li><A href='https://roanoke.com/news/local/experts-uaw-and-volvo-face-risks-in-current-contract-impasse/article_1fac614c-e34c-11eb-a412-4310a7fb2979.html'>Experts: UAW and Volvo face risks in current contract impasse</A></li>

<li><A href='https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/07/20/vrfc-j20.html'>Volvo workers issue statement: “Where we are, what we’ve gone through and what’s next in our struggle”</A></li>

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