Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": New York
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jessica Sussman
- Private sector employees may strike. See Private Sector Employees.
- An employer's right to hire permanent or temporary replacements depends on whether the labor dispute is characterized as an economic or unfair labor practice strike. See Replacement of Striking Employees.
- Employees who are locked out by their employers are eligible for unemployment in New York. See Unemployment Benefits During a Lockout.
- Public sector employees do not have the right to strike in New York. See Public Sector Employees.