Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": Connecticut
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Susan Borowski, Reliable Writing Services
- Private employees have the right to strike as provided under the National Labor Relations Act. See Private Employees' Right to Strike.
- The Connecticut State Labor Relations Act (SLRA) contains specific provisions regarding strikes and lockouts for employees of hospitals and other health institutions. See Strikes and Lockouts of Hospital Employees.
- The law lists specific actions for which an injunction may not be issued. See Injunctions Under the State Labor Relations Act.
- There are specific provisions in regard to what constitutes lawful picketing. See Picketing Under the State Labor Relations Act.
- The hiring of strikebreakers is allowed, but with special provisions. See Strikebreakers under the State Labor Relations Act.
- Public employees are prohibited from striking. See Public Employees Prohibited from Striking.