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Employer's withholding of work from employees in order to gain concession from them; it is the employers' counterpart of the employee's strike. Refusal by the employer to furnish available work to its regular employees, whether refusal is motivated by the employer's desire to protect itself against economic injury, by its desire to protect itself at the bargaining table, or by both.


Labor Law; Labor Union.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Despite the occurrence of two lockouts within four days at four schools this month, Stubbs said that lockdowns and lockouts in the Eugene area still are rare.
To accurately measure the impact of the 2004-2005 NHL lockout we use county employment and county quarterly payroll figures in sport-related industries.
Therefore, the circumstances surrounding negotiations--circumstances created by the 2011 lockouts in the NFL and NBA and the adversarial relationship between Bettman and Fehr--contributed to the lockout.
Manuel Nogueira of Hudson was watching his son's hockey practice at Buffone and uttered a quick "Thank God" when asked about the lockout ending.
"To be candid, we'd be crazy to quit now if there's going to be a lockout," UFL Founder and Locos Owner Bill Hambrecht told KLAS-TV (http://www.8newsnow.com/story/14010704/ufl-adds-third-season-despite-financial-struggles).
13-14 "Defendants concluded that 'in order for [them] to be able to get a [new labor] deal that worked for the owners, [they need to be able to sustain a lockout, which requires financing and proper planning,' In the words of Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones, Defendants 'need[ed] to realistically assume [they we]re lockout out in 2011' to get a CBA that worked for them."
it seems to have become more acceptable to utilise the law as a means of combating strikes and lockouts. The categorisation of a range of strikes as lawful seems to have led to a much greater willingness to use the law against unlawful strikes.
However, last year another locksmith set himself up within a mile of us trading as Lockout 1.
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents employers, locked about 10,500 union longshoremen out of port facilities, alleging the lockout was in response to widespread work slowdowns by members of The International Longshore & Warehouse Union.
Whatever your company's contingency plan is for dealing with the inconvenience and logistical snafus that safe and vault lockouts can cause, put them on paper in a logical, step-by-step order.
Eugene Police Officer Lane Doggett said at the scene that a man who had warrants out for his arrest reportedly fled from the police earlier that afternoon, and the heavy police presence and school lockouts were purely precautionary.
Strikes are the weapon of choice for sports unions, while owners use lockouts. If there is to be a strike, it usually occurs late in the season, when players have received most of their pay and when owners are vulnerable to the loss of bounteous postseason television revenues.