07
September
2011
|
01:14 PM
America/New_York

Tips on crossing a picket line

Please consider the following tips when crossing the picket line:


WHERE CAN PICKETING OCCUR?



  • Public places – ie sidewalks or roads adjacent to the employer’s premises.

  • Public thoroughfares CANNOT be blocked.

  • Picketing on private property is not allowed.


 Here are some tips for crossing a picket line:



  • Walk – or drive carefully through the picket line.  Respect the picketer’s right to slow down traffic, both walking and driving as they cross the picket line.

  • Do not jeopardize your own personal safety to cross the picket line.

  • Individuals are responsible for their own personal safety.

  • Be calm and cautious.

  • Do not take comments personally.

  • Avoid confrontation or provocation. 

  • Do not try to bully your way through the line. 

  • Don’t react or respond to rhetoric.

  • Recognize stress levels are high.

  • Avoid a win/lose attitude.


If there are incidents on the picket line, individuals should call the Human Resources Hotline 905-575-2354 for assistance.