Accession Number : ADA264739


Title :   Use of Permanent Strike Replacements


Descriptive Note : Testimony


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264739.pdf


Report Date : 06 Mar 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 allows workers to strike and prohibits employers from firing those who do so. However, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1938 that the act's protection of workers' right to strike does not prevent employers from hiring employees to temporarily or permanently replace workers who strike for economic reasons such as wages. This testimony summarizes our report issued in January 1991, in which we documented trends in strikes and the use of permanent strike replacements. We obtained the data about the number of strikes from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). The information about use of permanent replacements came from interviews we conducted with employers and union representatives who were knowledgeable about specific strikes that occurred in 1985 and 1989.


Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *EMPLOYEE RELATIONS , *LABOR UNIONS , HUMAN RESOURCES , MANPOWER UTILIZATION , REPLACEMENT , EMPLOYMENT


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE