"How the UAW’s strike strategy could impact union, non-union workers"


McDonald Hopkins labor and employment attorney Jennifer Phillips provided insight to News 5 Cleveland on how the UAW's strike strategy could negatively impact workers, in a story that was posted and originally aired on Friday, September 22.

Click here or on the image below to read the full story and view the morning segment featuring Jennifer's commentary. An expert from the web story, by reporter Maya Morita, is below.

Jennifer Phillips comments on News 5 story covering UAW strike

Union workers who have been called to strike in the UAW strike against America’s “Big Three” automakers will receive up to $500 a week from the union’s strike fund.

This will also pertain to those who are laid off due to the ongoing strike.

UAW’s targeted strike strategy has helped the union preserve many of its resources in the strike fund.

However, Jenner Phillips, an attorney for McDonald Hopkins, said this approach could negatively impact workers.

"The risks, I will say, from a legal perspective, is there is always the possibility that the employer could use a lockout in facilities that are not striking,” Phillips said. “And it also, you know, there's always the risk of replacement workers, so the company could hire replacement workers to fill the void left by the striking workers."

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