Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
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- Private sector employees have a right to strike, with the exception of hospital employees, and certain conduct is prohibited. See Right to Strike.
- Picketing is allowed, subject to certain limitations. See Picketing.
- Public employees do not have the right to strike. See Strikes by Public Employees Prohibited.
- There are specific provisions concerning the handling of labor disputes by public utilities. See Strikes by Public Utilities.