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When Strikes Are Appropriate

Skilled negotiators do strive to avoid a strike, though strikes remain a tool the union can use against management to encourage an agreement. However, there is a cost to strikes. Strikes affect the income of union members, the reputation of the union, and the financial position of the employer.

Respond to the following:

• Describe the circumstances where a strike would be an appropriate bargaining tactic and where it would be inappropriate. Explain your reasons.

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A circumstance where a strike would be an appropriate bargaining tactic would be situation in which workers are receiving pay that is 30% below industry standards, and three months of negotiations with management have resulted in no ...

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This solution describes situations in which strikes are appropriate and when strikes are inappropriate.

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