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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.


noun barring out, cessation of employyent, cessation of the furnishing of work, close-out, coorcive refusal to furnish work, employer work stoppage, exclusion of workers, nonadmission of employees, preclusion of work, refusal to furnish work, repudiation of employment, stoppage of work, temporary closing, work stoppage
Associated concepts: strike
See also: ostracism
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Almost under any circumstances, we have to see through what's going to happen with the lockout.
Anderson's observation about the lawfulness of strikes and lockouts is important, because it indicates that the apparent lawfulness or otherwise of strikes and lockouts has frequently been a minor determinant of whether or not stoppages occur.
It has caused a few problems when our company has been recommended to someone, and they have contacted Lockout 1 instead.
Yet despite the fact that the action was addressed relatively quickly, the economic losses resulting from the lockout were estimated to have cost the American economy in excess of $1 billion per day.
Prevention is the best answer to safe and vault lockouts.
Once fitted, the lockout can be held in place with an Iso-lok padlock.
India is one country that has, since 1961, distinguished between strikes and lockouts in its official collection of data on industrial disputes.
Briggs research into lockouts in Australia offers a number of interesting insights into the structure of recent industrial disputes in Australia.
Perry's argument that lockouts under enterprise bargaining are of 'minor' consequence rests on two propositions.
An NBA diehard might argue that fans have reacted less emotionally to this interruption in play not because of the NBA's shortcomings but because we've gotten used to strikes and lockouts and simply aren't as outraged by them.
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Virtually unheard of outside the struggles of unions to establish themselves in the 1880s-90s and the Great Depression (1), lockouts have resurfaced in a series of disputes since the decentralisation of bargaining during the 1990s.