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Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": New York

Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons" requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jessica Sussman


  • Private sector employees may strike. See Strikes.
  • An employer's right to hire permanent or temporary replacements depends on whether the labor dispute is characterized as an economic or unfair labor practice strike. See Replacement of Striking Employees.
  • Employees who are locked out by their employers are eligible for unemployment in New York. See Unemployment Benefits During a Lockout.
  • Albany has requirements pertaining to strikes, lockouts and other "economic weapons." See Local Requirements.