A striker is defined as anyone involved in a strike or concerted stoppage of work by employees (including a stoppage due to expiration of a collective bargaining agreement) and any combined slowdown or other concentrated interruption of operations by employees.
Examples of non-strikers eligible to participate in the Food Stamp Program include, but are not limited to, employees:
- whose work place is closed by an employer in order to resist demands of employees (e.g., a lockout);
- who are unable to work as a result of striking employees (e.g., truck drivers not working because striking newspaper pressmen prevent the newspaper from being printed);
- not part of the bargaining unit on strike who do not want to cross a picket line due to fear of personal injury or death;
- fired or permanently replaced while on strike; or
- who are exempt from work registration for reasons other than employment on the day before the strike.
NOTE: These provisions do not apply to EUs containing a person fired or permanently replaced while on strike.