walk off the/one's job

idiom

chiefly US, informal
: to stop working and go on strike
Teachers walked off the job today.

Examples of walk off the/one's job in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If a resolution isn’t reached during that time, the pilots can walk off the job or the airline can lock them out. Caitlin Harrington, WIRED, 5 Dec. 2023 Those workers must vote to approve the deal and could still walk off the job. Lauren Kaori Gurley, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Aug. 2023 If that doesn’t happen, O’Brien said, the roughly 340,000 International Brotherhood of Teamsters members who drive or work in warehouses for UPS will walk off the job. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, 25 June 2023 Thousands of workers at more than 200 United States Starbucks stores plan to walk off the job Nov. 16 in what organizers say is the largest strike yet in the two-year-old effort to unionize the company’s stores. Dee-Ann Durbin, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Nov. 2023 Over 11,000 public service employees, including sanitation workers, mechanics, engineers, and traffic officers, plan to walk off the job on Tuesday for a 24-hour strike, the Los Angeles Times reported. David Zimmermann, Washington Examiner, 7 Aug. 2023 In a Facebook Live address late Thursday UAW President Shawn Fain said that employees at three factories for Ford, General Motors and Stellantis would immediately walk off the job. CBS News, 16 Sep. 2023 But Ted Pappageorge, the union’s secretary and treasurer, told reporters this month that thousands of workers who keep the Strip’s hotel-casinos humming could walk off the job in the coming weeks if the latest round of negotiations aren’t productive. Rio Yamat, Fortune, 26 Oct. 2023 The United Automobile Workers union expanded its strike against Ford Motor on Wednesday evening, calling on 8,700 workers to walk off the job at a critical plant in Kentucky. Neal E. Boudette, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2023 See More

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