job action


Definition of 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 Murray noted the union is prohibited from taking job action to resolve labor disputes under the Railway Labor Act. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 12 Oct. 2021 Nevertheless, such assurance that the vaccine mandate didn’t cause a job action here hasn’t been enough to sway everyone. Andy Meek, BGR, 11 Oct. 2021 The picket lines, which do not represent a strike or other job action, are scheduled for each of the next three weeks at American. Chris Isidore, CNN, 11 Oct. 2021 Savage told the Free Press on Thursday that the unions did not intentionally plan a job action when the border was set to reopen. Sam Fogel, Detroit Free Press, 6 Aug. 2021 Its adversary in the potential job action, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), declined to comment. NBC News, 2 Oct. 2021 The job action will be, at least at first, a work-to-rule strike at all airports, land borders, commercial shipping ports, postal facilities, and headquarters. Minnah Arshad, Detroit Free Press, 7 Aug. 2021 Normal delays may be exacerbated by a job action scheduled to start this morning by two unions representing border agents, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Customs and Immigration Union. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 6 Aug. 2021 In 1980, workers went on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, in a job action that resulted in creation of the Solidarity labor movement., 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of job action

1932, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2021

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“Job action.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of job action

: something (such as a strike or a slowing of work) done by workers to protest bad conditions, low wages, etc.

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Legal Definition of 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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