If employees not represented by AFSCME go on strike, do they lose pay and benefits?

Participation in a strike for Non-AFSCME bargaining members is not sanctioned and therefore employees would be considered AWOL (Absent Without Leave) and subject to disciplinary action. Employees who participate in a strike are not paid. Benefits that are affected by the percentage of time worked, or which do not accrue during unpaid time, may be reduced. There also may be instances where the County’s contribution to benefits is reduced due to unpaid time.