sick-out


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sick-out

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a form of industrial action in which all workers in a factory, etc, report sick simultaneously
vb
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (intr, adverb) to take part in such action
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In the meantime, lawmakers were speaking out about the sick-out.
Only three public schools were open Tuesday in Detroit due to widespread teacher sick-outs, and while some parents took the educators' sides, many state lawmakers were not so understanding as they took up legislation that would remedy the pay issues at the heart of the protest.
On January 20, a sick-out forced the district to close 88 of its 97 schools due to more than 865 teachers being absent from classrooms (Lewis, 2016).
Building on Brown's argument, the Detroit teacher sick-outs are an excellent example of how teachers can co-construct learning experiences with their students based on an examination of issues of equity, privilege, and oppression related to their learning conditions.
And while that might not justify sick-outs, renegotiations or failing to honor contracts, it does explain the impulse to get everything they can while they can, before the music stops and they find themselves suddenly lacking a front-row seat at the celebrity trough.