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work stoppage

noun

Definition of work stoppage

  1. :  concerted cessation of work by a group of employees usually more spontaneous and less serious than a strike



1943

First Known Use of work stoppage

1943


Law Dictionary

work stoppage

noun

Legal Definition of work stoppage

  1. :  a cessation of work by employees as a job action



Additional Notes on work stoppage

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 refers to “any…concerted stoppage of work by employees…and any concerted slowdown or other concerted interruption of operations by employees.”


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