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The withholding of work from employees and closing down of a workplace by an employer during a labor dispute. Also called shutout.
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the temporary closing of a business or the refusal by an employer to allow employees to come to work until they accept the employer's terms.
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Noun1.lockout - a management action resisting employee's demandslockout - a management action resisting employee's demands; employees are barred from entering the workplace until they agree to terms
opposition, resistance - the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
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[ˈlɒkaʊt] Ncierre m patronal
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[ˈlɒkˌaʊt] n (Industry) → serrata
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References in classic literature ?
No more were they worried by slack times, strike and lockout, and the union label.
The strike, or, rather, the lockout, because the workers of Rio Blanco had helped their striking brothers of Puebla.
In an advisory, the House secretariat announced a 'complete lockout policy' effective from July 19 to 21 during which people, including the chamber's own personnel, would not be allowed entry if they did not have official business within the premises.
However, the House Secretariat, Congressional staff and heads of offices must submit a list of those who will report for work on each lockout day, to the Office of the Executive Director, Legislative Security Bureau (LSB).
The final policy that was adopted expanded on the original proposal to oppose lockout provisions for patients who failed to meet other administrative requirements, such as not satisfying a work requirement or failing to make timely premium payments, and therefore have been terminated from the program but subsequently comply with requirements within the lockout period.
Contributors in Irish history consider the causes and consequences of the Great Dublin Lockout of 1913-14, noting that the Irish Citizen Army was founded during the lockout to raise the morale of striking workers and provide protection during pickets and political meetings.
Meanwhile, during the police search, Charlemagne French Immersion Elementary School and Ridgeline Montessori School were placed into a lockout. A lockout means doors and windows are locked and no entry is permitted into the building, but classes continue as usual, according to a message sent to parents of Charlemagne students by Principal Eric Anderson.
We expand our ability to measure these economic impacts by measuring the impact of the lockout season, 2004-2005, on the employment and payroll of four industries at the county level.
This substantial collection is concerned with the events, characters and lived experience of the 1913 Lockout. However, it goes beyond this to consider the broader context of the social, political and cultural life of the city, with essays examining Dublin's economy, labor market, social and living conditions as well as culture and politics.
Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd, a subsidiary of Tata Motors (NYSE: TTM), has lifted the lockout declared on February 6, 2016.
Over the next several months, MSHA will stress the importance of concentrating on effective lockout procedures by focusing additional resources on increased enforcement and education and outreach, including walk-and-talks.
Met General Manager Peter Gelb had threatened a lockout at 12:01 a.m.