work stoppage

noun
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of work stoppage

: concerted cessation of work by a group of employees usually more spontaneous and less serious than a strike

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First Known Use of work stoppage

1943

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work stoppage

noun

legal Definition of work stoppage

: a cessation of work by employees as a job action
Note: Work stoppage is often used to refer to a cessation of work that is less serious and more spontaneous than one referred to as a strike. As used in the Labor Management Relations Act strike refers to “any…concerted stoppage of work by employees…and any concerted slowdown or other concerted interruption of operations by employees.”

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