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Strike Action

employees in an effort to obtain for the employer more desirable terms. Lockouts can have three purposes: 1. Designed to frustrate bargaining efforts 2. An economic countermove to union’s right to strike 3. To minimize economic or operational losses threatened by an imminent strike The third type of lockout is legally justified and provides the employer a right to protect the economic integrity of his enterprise. The Supreme Court too accepts “special circumstances” which may force...

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Great Railroad Strike

Fabiana Byles The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 September 21, 2014 Scharfenberg The Strike of the Railroads The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 was a huge protest of railroad workers that spread across the United States. These strikes were started due to wage cuts in the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. This was a violent protest in the B&O station in West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Maryland and Ohio. Labor was able to unionize by the workers working together in demonstrations but they...

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Patco Strike

PATCO Strike Andrea Leak Webster University Abstract This research paper will inspect one of the most important events in the late twentieth century within the United States labor history. It has transformed the labor relations development to altitudes. President Ronald Reagan, in 1981 dismissed of approximately eleven thousand employees of the Professional Air Traffic Controller Organization (PATCO). It stood out as an event of unmatched worth during the labor decline era. The PATCO strike...

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Can Doctors Go on Strike?

CAN DOCTORS GO ON STRIKE? The answer is simply yes since strike is a legitimate action to frown on unfavorable conditions. Strike action is legal and any institution that has legal rights can embark on strike when it deems fit by the abiding conditions. If doctors qualify under this democratic legitimacy, then under which conditions should doctors be on strike? * WHY DOCTORS GO ON STRIKE? From our history as Ghanaians, we have seen doctors going on strike for salary increment. These...

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Boston Police Strike

On September 9, 1919 more than 1,100 officers in Boston went out on strike, which removed more than three-fourths of the force from the city's streets. The police force had seen its wages lag badly during the war. Efforts were made to organize an order to gain not only higher pay, but also shorter hours and better working conditions. When people came to the realization that there was nobody to stop them from doing anything people began looting and several violent events occurred. Eventually the Massachusetts...

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Should Teachers Strike?

Wednesday the 30th November saw 67% of England’s 21,700 state schools completely closed due to industrial action. By Cameron Wall The strike action from millions of public sector workers was triggered after the government announced its plans for pension reforms that include; a £2.8 billion rise in contribution payments by 2014/2015; changing the retirement age to the same as the state pension age; and moving public sector workers from final salary schemes to career average schemes. Public...

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Reagan and the PATCO Strike of 1981

REAGAN AND THE PATCO STRIKE OF 1981 On August 3, 1981, nearly 13,000 of the 17,500 members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) staged a walk out and strike. There were four main reasons the union members of PATCO decided to go on strike. First, to address the concerns by members who felt that their work was seriously undervalued and under-rewarded. The second reason was that the Federal Aviation Administration had neglected serious deficiencies in staffing and hardware...

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Pullman Strike Case Study

Strikes When the employees felt that their problems were not being addressed, they organized themselves into groups. The groups were aimed at ensuring that they resisted everything that the management set or wanted to be enforced. The employs would not go to the workplace unless their demands were met (Ushistory.org, 2015). The Pullman strike of 1890 and the Coal strike of 1900-1902 was the example of the major strikes that hit the organizations in the US. Both strikes were attributed to the poor...

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Strike at Petrograd

Strike at Petrograd On January 9th, 1917, 140,000 workers went on strike in Petrograd to commemorate Bloody Sunday. Bloody Sunday was on January 22nd, 1905, more than 3,000 unarmed, peaceful demonstrators, led by Father Gapon, were marching to present a petition to Czar Nicolas II. The Imperial Guard fired warning shots and then fired directly into the crowd, killing 96 and injuring 333. Later on February 14th, 1917, over 140,000 people went on strike in Petrograd because of food shortages,...

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The Right to Strike

| | |The Right to Strike | |Mini Case 3 | Seven of the employer’s 11 concrete truck drivers...

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