work stoppage
noun Date: 1943 concerted cessation of work by a group of employees usually more spontaneous and less serious than a strike

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • work stoppage — n: a cessation of work by employees as a job action ◇ Work stoppage is often used to refer to a cessation of work that is less serious and more spontaneous than one referred to as a strike. As used in the Labor Management Relations Act strike… …   Law dictionary

  • work stoppage — noun a group s refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled • Syn: ↑strike • Derivationally related forms: ↑strike (for: ↑strike) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • work stoppage — work′ stop page n. cvb bus the collective stoppage of work by employees in a business or industry to protest working conditions • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • work stoppage — the collective stoppage of work by employees in a business or an industry to protest working conditions. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • work stoppage — See stoppage of work …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • work stoppage — Synonyms and related words: arrest, bell, boycott, boycottage, check, checkmate, cutoff, dead stop, deadlock, end, endgame, ending, final whistle, full stop, grinding halt, gun, halt, job action, lockout, outlaw strike, revolt, rulebook slowdown …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Work stoppage — Прекращение работы …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • employer work stoppage — index lockout Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stoppage — n. a work stoppage * * * [ stɒpɪdʒ] a work stoppage a work stoppage …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stoppage — stop|page [ˈstɔpıdʒ US ˈsta:p ] n 1.) a situation in which workers stop working for a short time as a protest ▪ time lost in disputes and stoppages ▪ a work stoppage by government employees 2.) [U and C] especially BrE when something stops moving …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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