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Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": Montana

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: Jason Ritchie and Bradley T. Cave, Holland & Hart LLP


  • Montana law does not generally address strikes, lockouts or other "economic weapons". See Right to Strike.
  • A striking employee is not entitled to receive Montana unemployment benefits for any week in which the employee's unemployment is due to a strike, unless the employee is not participating and does not belong to any striking group. See Unemployment Benefits for Striking Employees.
  • Montana law prohibits the employment of strikebreakers. See Strikebreakers.