Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": New York
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 involved in a strike are eligible for delayed unemployment benefits in New York. See Unemployment Benefits During a Strike.
- 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.