.23 Strike Definition
 
A strike is any voluntary stoppage of work by employees or any slowdown or other interruption of operations by a group of employees.
 
Work stoppage is considered a strike when both the union and company agree that a strike exists. The work stoppage may be by reason of expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.
 
NA EXCEPTION
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) makes the determination when the union and company disagree as to whether the work stoppage is a strike or lockout.