Illegal strikes for purposes. A strike may be illegal because an object or purpose of the strike is illegal. A strike to support an unfair work practice or that would induce an employer to commit an unfair labour practice may be a strike for an illegal object. The fact that an employer dismisses a worker for not making certain legal payments to the union is an unfair labour practice, for example, when it is not in force (section 8 a) (3). A strike to force an employer to do so would be a strike for an illegal object and therefore an illegal strike. Strikes of this type will be discussed in a later section of this guide in relation to the various unfair labour practices. The objective of a strike is to force an employer to accept the terms of employment, while a lockout must exert similar pressure on workers and the union. The practical result is virtually identical in terms of the impact on the employer`s activity. Finally, it was to be the longest strike against GM in decades, which expanded after the announcement of a tentative agreement last week and which its members had begun voting. And the effects of Walkout have been felt across the country – not only by employees and GM, who have halted production at dozens of production and distribution sites, but also by a number of regional suppliers across the country, who depend on the automaker`s power supply. When the collective agreement has expired, a legal strike or lockout can only take place when the following conditions are met: the union had also fought to prevent GM from closing U.S. plants, but these closures will continue as announced.
United Auto Workers Local Union in major factories across the country reported the results of the vote this week that GM was on track for a contract that will bring the end of the Walkout in the sixth week. With 93% of the votes counted before a 4 per cent.m. The deadline in Detroit Friday, the trade paper Automotive News reported that it is mathematically impossible for the deal to fail. The new four-year contract includes nearly 50,000 workers who offer wage increases, bonuses and the path to indeterminate jobs for temporary workers. Last week`s agreement between GM and the UAW gives workers pay rises, $11,000 ratification bonuses and a way for temporary workers to obtain full-time status. The contract also preserves the carmaker`s generous health plan. Strikes at the end of the contract term. Point 8 (d) provides that one of the parties, in order to terminate or amend an existing contract, must meet certain conditions. If these conditions are not met, a strike to terminate or modify a contract is illegal and the participating strikers lose their status as salaried workers of the employer engaged in the dispute. However, if the strike is due to the unfair labour practices of the employer, the strikers are considered unfair strikers and their status is not affected by the non-compliance with the required procedure.