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NCJ Number: 99472 Find in a Library
Title: Security During Strikes
Author(s): J W Wensyel
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 235
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book outlines defensive measures managers can take before and during a strike to minimize its impact and clarify the corporation's overall security needs.
Abstract: Initial chapters trace the history of the American labor movement, define terms frequently used in industrial relations, highlight major Federal labor laws, and identify potential strike situations. The author emphasizes that security staff members are professional observers and keepers of the peace in any labor dispute and thus must be completely unbiased in their dealings with both sides. Chapters devoted to prestrike planning cover items addressed in a basic security strike plan; evaluating for security risks such physical components as lighting, perimeter barriers, and key control; and correcting major areas of strike security: access controls, shipping and receiving, logistics support of employees who remain in the facility during the strike, emergency operations centers, and teams charged with recognizing and documenting all strikers' unlawful or disruptive activities. Also reviewed are the deployment of both proprietary and contract security guards, relations with law enforcement agencies, management's communications with supervisors and other nonstriking employees, recordkeeping, and reports that should be submitted by security. Tactics for handling picket lines, bomb threats, and wildcat strikes are described. The book concludes with guidelines to formulating a security strike plan, a discussion of poststrike operations, and a scenario of an actual strike. A glossary and index are supplied.
Index Term(s): Labor relations; Security management; Strikes
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