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NNU Strike Record

If the NNU and an employer are not able to reach agreement during collective bargaining, then negotiations could be at an impasse. In such a case, the employer would have the right to start working under its final offer without the union’s approval.

NNU, at this point, would have only three options:

  1. Give up
  2. Give in
  3. Go on strike


Work Stoppages

Strikes are the only real power a union has, and the National Nurses United (NNU) is not afraid to put members on the picket line.

Since 2013, NNU has been involved in 24 work stoppages, which put more than 65,000 members out of work.

Take a look at the chart below for a breakdown of the numbers.

Year Number Beginning in Year Number of Workers Involved
2013 0 0
2014 3 20,525
2015 1 600
2016 4 13,233
2017 1 200
2018 1 200
2019 3 9,100
2020 0 0
2021 3 1,180
2022 8 20,950

What’s at Risk?

When union members are put on the picket line by a union, they find out firsthand just what they're risking during an economic strike.

  • Paychecks from the employer stop.
  • Economic strikers don't qualify for unemployment in many states.
  • Strikers may have to pay the entire premium for any medical insurance policies.
  • And in some cases, permanent replacements are hired to take the place of striking workers. While the striker does go on a preferential recall list, the replacement is under no obligation to give up the job when the strike is over.