a house surrounded by a white picket fencePickets marched in front of the company headquarters.
The strikers held picket signs painted with angry slogans.
The students were barred from holding a picket outside the company's headquarters. Verb
Workers picketed outside the grocery store.
The union is picketing the factory. See More
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Long also extended thanks to the union’s negotiating committee, strike captains and picket volunteers.—Brian Contreras, Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2023 The two Louisville practice pickets will feature Fain, the International President of UAW who was sworn into office in March as the first UAW president directly elected by the members.—Olivia Evans, The Courier-Journal, 24 Aug. 2023 Moreover, after weeks of tough rhetoric from striking writers, WGA leadership is under pressure to deliver on key priorities outlined on the picket signs that have fanned out across Los Angeles, New York and other entertainment hubs since the scribes laid down their quills.—Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 1 Aug. 2023 Oscar-winning writers, from left, Richard Brooks, Bo Goldman, and Gore Vidal join members of the Writers Guild of America during a massive picket outside the 20-Century Fox studios in Los Angeles on June 25, 1981.—Jake Coyle, Fortune, 29 July 2023 On Wednesday, American Airlines’ flight attendants, represented by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, will hold a series of informational pickets across 12 bases in the country, including DFW International Airport.—Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 29 Aug. 2023 Union members there were holding practice pickets Thursday and Friday.—Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 25 Aug. 2023 Screenwriter Joshua Allen Griffith, who was helping organize the pickets outside Sony Pictures in Culver City, said guild leaders have been careful to try to temper the expectations of members.—Wendy Lee and Meg James, Chicago Tribune, 5 Aug. 2023 Since the second weekend of July when workers began pickets, Granlund said, the W has shifted from a full-service breakfast to a buffet.—Helen Li, Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2023
The donation comes as major giving continues to roll in during the historic double-strike, which has seen the WGA picketing AMPTP studios since May and SAG-AFTRA outside studios since July.—Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Sep. 2023 Since her announcement, members of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA have picketed outside the talk show's studio at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.—S. Dev, CBS News, 13 Sep. 2023 The Drew Barrymore Show resumed filming in the midst of the dual writers’ and actors’ strike, sparking criticism from the show’s writers who picketed outside the studio on Monday.—Krystie Lee Yandoli, Rolling Stone, 11 Sep. 2023 The show’s September 11 taping was picketed, and an audience member claimed to get kicked out for wearing a button supporting the strike.—Vulture, 11 Sep. 2023 That means up to 146,000 workers could wind up picketing simultaneously, though the total could be far fewer if a strike is limited to just one or two of the companies instead of all three.—Brian Cheung, NBC News, 8 Sep. 2023 On Wednesday morning, housekeeping staff and supporters picketed again outside the hotel.—Talia Soglin, Chicago Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 From the some-things-never-change department, there was agita and legal skirmishes over picketing access and safety around the Universal Studios lot on Lankershim Boulevard, just as there has been in recent weeks.—Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 1 Sep. 2023 Early morning picket lines have provoked noise complaints from guests, and there have been reports of passersby throwing eggs and pouring cups of urine on picketing workers.—Suhauna Hussain, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2023 See More
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French piquet, from Middle French, from piquer to prick — more at pike
While the right to peacefully picket for a lawful purpose is protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, case law has recognized some limitations and the Labor Management Relations Act has placed some restrictions on organizational and secondary picketing.