sickout
A labor action where employees refuse to work claiming they are sick.

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  • sickout — sick‧out [ˈsɪkaʊt] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES an occasion when employees protest against something by taking sick leave (= not working because they say they are ill) when they are not really ill: • American Airlines pilots are staging a… …   Financial and business terms

  • sickout — ☆ sickout [sik′out΄ ] n. a joint action by a group of employees claiming illness and not reporting for work in order to force the granting of certain demands; esp., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike …   English World dictionary

  • sickout — /sik owt /, n. an organized absence from work by employees on the pretext of sickness, as to avoid the legal problems or antistrike clauses that would be invoked in the case of a formal strike. [1950 55; prob. SICK1 + (WALK)OUT] * * * …   Universalium

  • sickout — n. organized absence from work in which all employees spend the day at home under the pretense of being ill (used as an informal labor strike) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sickout — sick•out [[t]ˈsɪkˌaʊt[/t]] n. cvb an organized absence from work by employees on the pretext of sickness • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • sickout —  When workers by pre arrangement CALL IN SICK (a form of union protest) …   American business jargon

  • sickout — /sik owt /, n. an organized absence from work by employees on the pretext of sickness, as to avoid the legal problems or antistrike clauses that would be invoked in the case of a formal strike. [1950 55; prob. SICK1 + (WALK)OUT] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strike action — Female tailors on strike. New York City, February, 1910 …   Wikipedia

  • Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (1968) — For the active PATCO labor unions or disambiguation, see PATCO (disambiguation). PATCO Full name Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization Founded 1968 Date dissolved 1981 …   Wikipedia

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