the collective stoppage of work by employees in a business or an industry to protest working conditions.
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How to use work stoppage in a sentence
Delaying safe, in-person learning with an illegal work stoppage will push students even further behind.D.C. seeks a temporary restraining order against teachers union to order that teachers stop discussing a strike | Perry Stein | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
He failed to do so only in 1981, which was shortened by a work stoppage.Don Sutton, a 300-game winner, Hall of Famer and longtime broadcaster, dies at 75 | Dave Sheinin | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Tech workers, for instance, organized at least 43 protests, actions or work stoppages related to the coronavirus last year, including a number of small, upstart operations, independent of any formal union, according to Collective Action in Tech.The Challenges Posed By COVID-19 Pushed Many Workers to Strike. Will the Labor Movement See Sustained Interest? | Abigail Abrams | January 17, 2021 | Time
The old union would stop the line over seemingly trivial things, but the United Food and Commercial Workers local didn’t hold a walkout or work stoppage, which labor laws significantly restrict, as more than 1,000 workers got infected.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge | by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung | December 21, 2020 | ProPublica
The hosts of late-night talk shows — including The Colbert Report’s Stephen Colbert, among others — were forbidden from working with their writing staffs, since the Writers Guild of America had declared a work stoppage.One Good Thing: Stephen Colbert is looser, funnier, and angrier in quarantine | Emily VanDerWerff | September 4, 2020 | Vox