The Right to Strike: A Radical View

  title={The Right to Strike: A Radical View},
  author={Alex Gourevitch},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={905 - 917}
  • A. Gourevitch
  • Published 21 June 2018
  • Law
  • American Political Science Review
Workers face a common dilemma when exercising their right to strike. For the worst-off workers to go on strike with some reasonable chance of success, they must use coercive strike tactics like mass pickets and sit-downs. These tactics violate some basic liberties, such as contract, association, and private property, and the laws that protect those liberties. Which has priority, the right to strike or the basic liberties strikers might violate? The answer depends on why the right to strike is… 
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