job action


: a temporary action (such as a slowdown) by workers as a protest and means of forcing compliance with demands

Examples of job action in a Sentence

The union has threatened a job action if wages are not increased.
Recent Examples on the Web The Santa Cruz job action, which had been announced Friday, is the first in a potential series of rolling strikes across the UC system. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2024 The faculty union reached the deal after eight months of bargaining negotiations with CSU administrators and numerous job actions, including two sets of strikes. Rosalio Ahumada, Sacramento Bee, 20 Feb. 2024 If approved by union members, the agreement — achieved after mediation with Mayor Karen Bass — could prevent campuses from being closed again to 420,000 students and spare workers from job actions that would have been difficult to bear. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2023 Faculty also were forming picket lines at the California State University system’s 21 other campuses in a job action that comes during the opening days of the spring semester. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for job action 

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of job action was in 1932

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“Job action.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

job action

: a temporary action (as a slowing of work) by workers on the job that is meant as a protest to force compliance with demands compare strike

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