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job action

n.
1. An action, such as a strike or slowdown, taken by workers as a means of increasing bargaining power with management.
2. Law An action taken by an employer that affects an employee's terms of employment, especially adversely.

job′ ac`tion


n.
a work slowdown or other organized action used by employees as a means of protest or to compel an employer to accede to demands.
[1965–70, Amer.]

job action

A strike or slowdown carried out by a workforce as a protest or attempt to secure concessions from an employer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.job action - a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands
direct action - a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
go-slow - a form of protest by workers in which they deliberately slow down in order to cause problem from their employers
work to rule - a job action in which workers cause a slowdown by doing only the minimum amount required by the rules of the workplace
strike, work stoppage - a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"
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PT, targeted job action began at GCT Deltaport and GCT Vanterm, two container terminals at the Port of Vancouver.
General Motors said that production at the car maker's Oshawa assembly factory in Canada has not yet been impacted by a strike at nearby Lear Corp., which supplies GM with seats, but that will change if the job action continues, Reuters reports.
While this may sound like it's describing the government shutdown, it's also what happens during an unsanctioned job action 6 sometimes called a "(https://www.britannica.com/topic/wildcat-strike) wildcat strike " 6 in which workers walk out or slow down work over a serious disagreement with management.
The job action follows a wave of teacher strikes last year across the United States over salaries and school funding, including walkouts in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona.
Teachers gathered at the state Capitol on Wednesday to protest their low pay, including some from west Phoenix schools who plan to skip their normal workday in a job action. The protest comes as educators try to persuade the Legislature and Republican Gov.
12, in what may be a last-ditch effort to reach an agreement without a job action.
Thiruvananthapuram: Hundreds of tea plantation workers of the Kanan Devan Hills Plantation company continued their protest and fast in Munnar on Thursday, refusing to call off their job action even after the state government announced a aACAyMunnar package' at the weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
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“This year's Job Action Day will empower job-seekers with the tools to develop and weave that narrative, thus producing a compelling message to prospective employers.”
Unifor has served 72-hour notice of legal job action on behalf of its 440 members at Cascade Aerospace last week.
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The Job Action Network (JAN) has released the fourth installment of its Just-In-Time Module Series.