Gregory Keating comments on cutting strikers' benefits

"NStar Halts Funding Strikers' Benefits: Union Leader Calls Move a 'Hostile Act' Against Employees," Boston Globe

Three days into a strike, NStar cut off company contributions to 1,900 striking workers' medical, dental, and life insurance and dependent care benefits. NStar argues they can't ask their customers to pay wages and benefits for employees who are choosing not to work. Although union reps say that NStar’s rapid benefit cut-off was faster than necessary,  Littler’s Greg Keating argues that ''this is a relatively common practice to occur in a strike situation. How soon depends on what the contract says."

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