Many Strikes Possible in the Next Week. Are they Protected and Concerted Actions? It depends.

  • February 16, 2017

Protests Aimed at White House Immigration and Labor Policies

There are a number of different protests scheduled over the next few days aimed at a variety of issues and policies coming out of the White House.   

Rueter is reporting that today activists are calling on immigrants to protest President Donald Trump’s tough stance on immigration by staying home from work or school on Thursday, not shopping and not eating out, in an effort to highlight the vital role they play in U.S. society.

“A Day Without Immigrants,” which has been largely driven by word of mouth on social media, arose in response to Trump’s vows to crack down on illegal immigration and his executive order, since suspended by a federal judge, to temporarily block entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Last week, We posted an article reporting that several different sources have reported that various U.S.-based activists and labor groups are calling for a National General Strike against the policies of President Donald Trump on February 17th, 2017.

General guidance on whether these strikes would be covered as protected concerted activity varies from attorney to attorney.  If you are an employer and have some members of your staff walk off the job or call in sick to protest, it would be prudent to check with your labor attorney before finalizing disciplinary actions related to these events.