cross the picket line

idiom

: to go to work while other employees at one's place of work are picketing

Examples of cross the picket line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The winners are refusing to cross the picket line in solidarity with Jeopardy's writers amid a wave of reports that claim the series will potentially recycle old questions for this year's competition, per the Hollywood Reporter. Emlyn Travis, EW.com, 25 July 2023 Teachers in Fresno, California, have authorized a strike, and to fill the temporary vacancies, the school district is sending out a state-wide call for substitute teachers with a lucrative offer — $500 per day to cross the picket line. Aubrey Gelpieryn, CBS News, 24 Oct. 2023 For as long as this strike has gone on, there’s been fairly little noisy pushback about specific individuals who cross the picket line, and Barrymore feels like one of the few major celebrities to get the full Game of Thrones shame bell treatment. Josef Adalian, Vulture, 14 Sep. 2023 The union has given LAX security workers permission to cross the picket line. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2023 Dozens of creators have begun keeping public lists of influencers who have appeared to cross the picket line by attending premieres — all of which have ended with public apologies. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 24 July 2023 Eventually, both the Writers Guild and SAG-AFTRA asked members not to cross the picket line at Chateau Marmont. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2023 During that strike, the Independent Pilots Association, the union representing UPS pilots, supported the strike and did not cross the picket line. Olivia Evans, The Courier-Journal, 29 June 2023 There are rumblings, employees said, that Starbucks intends to reopen the Commonwealth Avenue cafe soon with the help of baristas and delivery drivers willing to cross the picket line. Diti Kohli, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Aug. 2022

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“Cross the picket line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross%20the%20picket%20line. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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