Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": New Jersey
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: John Sarno, Employers Association of New Jersey
- For most private sector employers in New Jersey, union strikes, boycotts and other tactics intended to pressure an employer to accept union demands are generally governed exclusively by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). See Union Strikes, Boycotts and Other Similar Tactics.
- The NLRA will overrule any state laws that govern labor relations, including strikes, or that are in conflict with the national law. See Union Strikes, Boycotts and Other Similar Tactics.
- Temporary employment agencies cannot supply workers to an employer to replace striking employees. See Replacement of Striking Workers.
- Employees who are locked out by their employers are eligible for unemployment compensation insurance. See Unemployment Compensation During a Lockout.
- Public sector employees do not have the right to strike in New Jersey. See Public Sector Employees.