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Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": Indiana

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: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • The National Labor Relations Act governs strikes by employees of private employers that are covered by the jurisdictional requirements of the National Labor Relations Board. See Private Sector Employee Strikes.
  • Indiana courts are restricted from issuing injunctions for certain activities in cases arising out of labor disputes. See Injunctions.
  • Striking employees are ineligible for unemployment compensation, and locked out employees are also ineligible for unemployment compensation if impasse existed before the lockout. However, locked out employees are eligible for unemployment compensation if impasse did not exist before the lockout. See Unemployment Compensation.
  • Employment agencies may not refer applicants to places where strikes or lockouts exist without notifying the applicants of the strikes or lockouts. See Replacements.