Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": Florida
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Kamilah L. Perry, Phelps Dunbar, LLP
- Private sector employees are guaranteed the right to strike, with certain restrictions. See Employees' Rights to Strike.
- All strikes must be authorized by the majority vote of union employees and must be conducted in a peaceful and non-violent manner. See Employees' Rights to Strike.
- Even though federal law pre-empts state court enforcement of private labor matters, Florida state courts can prevent, stop or control strikes and picketing that involve threats or violence. See Employees' Rights to Strike.
- Florida law imposes civil remedies as well as criminal penalties for engagement in illegal strikes and picketing. See Penalties / Remedies.