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How to Prepare and Continue Business Operations During a Strike

Author: Shannon C. Johnson

Employee strikes are never a welcome event. Luckily, depending on the nature of a strike and the laws governing them, employers typically receive advance notice of strikes. Strikes are often associated with employees seeking union recognition, increased wages, better benefits and changes in administrative practices.

Employers simply cannot afford to close their doors when a strike occurs. Having a seemlessly executed plan is key to keeping business operations afloat. Employers must make sure they are prepared to handle the shift in their workforce as that is the largest factor to successfully survive a strike without suffering large economic losses. Employers should not wait until a strike is pending to develop a plan. The following steps will assist an employer with developing an in-depth strategic plan for keeping a business in operation during a strike.