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Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": Michigan

Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons" requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Clifford L. Hammond and Patricia Nemeth, Nemeth Burwell, PC


  • Private sector employers and employees may not engage in a strike or lockout unless proper notice procedures are followed. See Strikes and Lockouts - Private Employers.
  • Michigan's Public Employment Relations Act (PERA) prohibits all public sector employees from striking. See Strikes and Lockouts - Public Employers.
  • Mass picketing, unlawful threats or force for the purpose of hindering or preventing the pursuit of lawful work are prohibited under Michigan's Labor Relations and Mediation Act (LMA). See Unlawful Picketing.