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The walkout threatened to hamper train service throughout the Midwest.How the History of Waterloo, Iowa, Explains How Meatpacking Plants Became Hotbeds of COVID-19|by Bernice Yeung and Michael Grabell|December 21, 2020|ProPublica
The day before the walkout, Bezos announced that Amazon would be carbon neutral by 2040, but the protesting employees said that target wasn’t aggressive enough.Amazon’s activist employees are sowing the seeds of unionization|Geoffrey Colvin|October 16, 2020|Fortune
While high-profile employee walkouts and protests have faded in the pandemic era, a new kind of friction, with higher stakes, is on the way.
Amazon is under investigation in New York for firing a worker who participated in a walkout, and it has faced criticism for similar firings that have targeted activists and labor organizers this year.After public outcry, Amazon deletes listings for 2 intelligence jobs that involved tracking ‘labor organizing threats’|rhhackettfortune|September 1, 2020|Fortune
An employee walkout at Pinterest earlier this month underscored the importance of fixing this issue now.
But her fans would have none of it, and demonstrated a walkout on the once liberal singer.Lindsay Lohan, Jay Leno & More Celebrities’ Week in Hell (Photos)|Anna Klassen|March 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The office of Ted Cruz, who's led the unprecedented witch-hunt against Hagel, hadn't even heard of the walkout threat.Dear Journalists: Stop Quoting Unnamed GOP Senate Aides Who Lie To You|Ali Gharib|February 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To understand a somewhat baffling walkout that has gripped the city, it helps to perceive the personal.Chicago Teachers Union Winning? What Rahm Emanuel is Up Against|James Warren|September 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Mere alluding to the walkout was sure to get a strong response from the suburban Republican crowd, and it did, said one attendee.
From some perspectives, the walkout borders on the irrational.
He related that a gang of workers had come to him with certain complaints and the threat of a walkout.Negro Migration during the War|Emmett J. Scott
However, the impression still prevails that a few days will see an end of the walkout.
For the most part the great walkout was concentrated on the smelting and rolling branches of the steel industry.
This was due largely to the walkout of the railroad men employed in the mill yards, who acted on their own volition.
In Reading and in Lebanon there had been strikes on for many weeks before the big walkout.
British Dictionary definitions for walkout
verb (intr, adverb)
Cultural definitions for walkout
The action of leaving a meeting, place of work, or organization as an expression of disapproval or grievance: “During Grimm's speech, the radical students staged a walk-out.”
Idioms and Phrases with walkout
Go on strike, as in The union threatened to walk out if management would not listen to its demands. [Late 1800s]
Leave suddenly, especially as a sign of disapproval. For example, The play was so bad we walked out after the first act. [First half of 1800s]
Also, walk out on. Desert, abandon, as in He walked out on his wife and five children. [Late 1800s]