Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": Colorado
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Private employees may strike subject to certain conditions. See Strikes.
- State law does not permit injunctions in labor disputes except under limited circumstances. See Union Picketing and Related Behavior.
- When advertising to hire replacement employees, employers must state if the employer is currently in a labor dispute. See Replacement of Striking Employees.
- Unemployment compensation benefits are not available to strikers or in the case of an employer's defensive lockout. However, benefits are available in other circumstances. See Unemployment Benefits During Strikes and Lockouts.
- There are specific state law provisions governing the payment of wages to employees during strikes. See Payment of Wages During a Strike.