07/03/17 Strikes and other Union Activity (Part 2)
These days we will be analyzing terminology related to strikes and other union activity.
A situation in which a company refuses to allow workers to come to work until they accept the working conditions that the company is offering them.
A group of people who are protesting about something outside a building, especially a group of workers who are on strike and are encouraging other workers not to work.
To take part in a protest outside a building, especially as part of a strike. Protests like this are called picketing.
A picket. Workers who cross a picket line continue to work while other workers are on strike.
Unfair limits that workers or employers put on the rights of others in order to protect their own interests.
Offensive an insulting word for someone who continues to work when the people who they work with are on strike (=not working as a protest.)
A sit-down strike, protest etc is a protest in which people sit down in order to stop a business from operating until their demands are listened to.
American a go-slow.
A time when people stop working as a protest.
To refuse to work for a period of time as a protest about your pay or conditions of work.
A period of time during which people refuse to work, as a protest about pay or conditions of work.
A worker who refuses to take part in a strike, or a worker who does the job of someone who is taking part in a strike.
Money paid to workers by their union during a strike.