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Am I eligible to get strike pay?

 

Yes. As long as you are a member who is not:

  • unemployed or on layoff unrelated to the strike before the strike begins
  • drawing sick, accidental and/or workers’ compensation benefits (strike pay will resume should you stop receiving those benefits)
  • owing fees, dues, fines, assessments or any other debt to the local – if you wait until just before a strike to pay any of these it will cost you one week’s strike pay
  • employed in any way that stops you from performing your strike duties
  • failing to perform assigned strike duties