Guide to sick-outs
Rather than call a conventional strike, the sick-in is a good way to strike without striking. Sick-ins involve organising workers to call in

Date Written:  11/11/2006
Year Published:  2006  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16348

The idea is to cripple your workplace by having all or most of the workers call in sick on the same day or days. Unlike the formal walkout, it can be used effectively by single departments and work areas, and can often be successfully used even without a formal union organisation. It is the traditional method of direct action for public employee unions in the United States, which are legally prevented from striking.

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