Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": Kansas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Alan L. Rupe and Daniel Press, Kutak Rock LLP
- Private collective bargaining units may strike or walk-out, but must first gain approval by majority vote in a secret ballot. See Private Sector Employers and Employees.
- Public employees in Kansas are prohibited from striking. See Public Sector Employers and Employees.
- Public employers in Kansas are prohibited from instituting a lockout.See Public Sector Employers and Employees.
- Any controversy concerning prohibited practices of public employers or employees may be submitted to the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB). Potential strikes and lockouts are considered emergencies that are subject to expedited hearings. See Unlawful Strike Activities.