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striking at work

Question:
Is a rebbe or teacher allowed to strike (not come into work) if he did not get paid for a long time (three months).

(i know that r’ moshe in igros moshe and r’ aron in mishnas r’ aron discuss about striking but there they basically speak about striking to get paid more (a raise) not in a case that he did not get paid for months.

Answer:

Yes, one may stop working and strike if he is not being paid. It is not reasonable to assume one should continue work when not being paid. This is the conclusion of Igros Moshe as well [C:M Vol. 1:59]. At the same time if the institution is doing their utmost to pay, and has hit a hard time, it would be proper to give them time as this unfortunately happens often to even credible institutions.

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