Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": Massachusetts
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Susan Borowski, Reliable Writing Services
- While strikes by private employees are generally legal, Massachusetts law contains specific provisions for government intervention when a strike may result in harm to public health or safety. See Dispute Resolution Immediately Prior to Strike.
- The law enumerates what specifically are considered unlawful labor disputes. See Unlawful Labor Disputes.
- There are specific provisions for conduct by employers during strikes and penalties for violating these provisions. See Conduct During Strikes and Penalties.
- Public employees are prohibited from striking. See Public Employees Prohibited from Striking.