Examples of picket line in a Sentence
She joined her coworkers on the picket line.
Recent Examples of picket line from the Web
Approximately 53,000 hospital workers are to hit the picket lines on Monday at 6 a.m., to protest stagnating contract negotiations with the University of California.
After a month without a contract, union employees applied new pressure to casino properties Friday by running picket lines of hundreds of workers on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.
In this instance, service workers could hit the picket line again as students move out or move onto campus, as commencements season begins or when UC hospitals have an especially heavy patient load.
The move was greeted with great support by many families, who joined teachers on the picket lines.
Chris Atkins, a physical-education teacher at South Jefferson Elementary, had been standing on picket lines since the strike began, even on Friday, when howling winds crumpled his sign.
Just such a scenario occurred in late 2016 when nearly 5,000 nurses with Sharp HealthCare canceled their walkout notice just hours before picket lines were to form.
The union has called on visitors to not patronize hotels and casinos if a strike is called, and are urging people not to cross picket lines if there is a labor action.
From the picket line, California Sen. Kevin de León urged UC President Janet Napolitano to bargain in good faith.
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PICKET LINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of picket line for English Language Learners
: a line or group of people who are refusing to go to work until their employer agrees to certain demands
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