In labor disputes, a walkout is a labor strike, the act of employees collectively leaving the workplace as an act of protest.

A walkout can also mean the act of leaving a place of work, school, a meeting, a company, or an organization, especially if meant as an expression of protest or disapproval.

A walkout can be seen as different from a strike in that a walkout can occur spontaneously, and need not necessarily involve all the workers present, whereas a strike is often voted on beforehand by the workers, giving notification both to all of the workers and to the company affected.

Famous Walkouts

. [ [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/max-blumenthal/walkout_b_18016.html Max Blumenthal: Walkout! - The Huffington Post ] ] [ [http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/03/28/immigration/index.html CNN.com - Protests precede Senate immigration battle - Mar 28, 2006 ] ]
* 31 October 2007 - Hundreds of students walked out of Clarkstown High School North in New City in order to protest the decrepit conditions of the building, which ranged from electrical problems to a rat and maggot infestation. Another problems was the school's long lasting cockroach infestation.
* On March 5, 2008, students from Alameda and Encinal High Schools walked out to protest a vote that would end several sports and Advanced Placement classes in the both schools. The vote was a result of the state government refusing to cut the prison budget and instead cutting the budget for education.

ee also

* Strike action
* Lockout


External links

* [http://libcom.org/tags/wildcat-strike wildcat strikes:] Articles on libcom.org

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  • walkout — walk‧out [ˈwɔːk aʊt ǁ ˈwɒːk ] also walk out noun [countable usually singular] HUMAN RESOURCES an occasion when workers stop working and leave their office or factory as a protest: • The talks broke off on Tuesday, prompting a nationwide walkout… …   Financial and business terms

  • walkout — walk·out / wȯk ˌau̇t/ n 1: strike 2: the action of leaving a meeting or organization as an expression of disapproval Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • walkout — ► NOUN ▪ a sudden angry departure, especially as a protest or strike …   English terms dictionary

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  • walkout — [[t]wɔ͟ːkaʊt[/t]] walkouts 1) N COUNT A walkout is a strike. 2) N COUNT If there is a walkout during a meeting, some or all of the people attending it leave in order to show their disapproval of something that has happened at the meeting. The… …   English dictionary

  • walkout — UK [ˈwɔːkˌaʊt] / US [ˈwɔkˌaʊt] noun [countable] Word forms walkout : singular walkout plural walkouts a form of protest in which someone leaves a place, or a group of workers stop working and leave the building …   English dictionary

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