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Labor Disputes and Strikes

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If you are out of work because of a labor dispute or strike, then you may qualify for unemployment benefits. A labor dispute generally arises as part of an organized strike by a union. This information on labor disputes does not, for example, apply to an individual "at will" employee who is having a disagreement with their employer.

The NJ Department of Labor will determine the circumstances surrounding the labor dispute to assess if you qualify. Claimants must also meet all other unemployment eligibility criteria.