Walkout


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Walkout

The act in which all the employees of a company leave the workplace and refuse to work any longer that day. A walkout is a type of protest for better wages, benefits or other demands. It may be sustained (and therefore part of a strike) or it may be a one-off event.
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But today, eight years after the 2011 walkout, Ed DeLaney, one of the Democratic lawmakers who holed up in an Urbana, Illinois, hotel for nearly six weeks, has some regrets.
Google employees in New York staged a walkout over sexual harassment on November 1, 2018 AFP/File /MANILA BULLETIN)
The sit-in comes six months after more than 20,000 Google workers participated in walkouts at offices around the world, organized to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment as well as general working conditions.
This outcome has led many teachers and others to conclude that the walkout accomplished little or nothing.
The opposition, mainly the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), staged a walkout from the NA yesterday (Jan 14) after leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif completed his speech in which he raised questions over Mohmand Dam bidding contract issued by the government.
At his trial on Thursday, Mao maintained his innocence, saying: 'I did not lead the walkout. The workers went on strike because the company sacked their leader Lim Roth.
It detailed how a small group of about 10 cabbies behaved rudely towards the prime minister, uttering harsh words and causing a ruckus, before staging a walkout while Dr Mahathir was speaking.
The opposition members also staged a walkout over the issue.
The pro-life walkout was in part a response to the punishment a high-school teacher in Rocklin, California (near Sacramento), experienced for questioning why her school district embraced a student guncontrol walkout, but frowned on a similar student walkout protesting legalized abortion.
In most walkouts, students left class at 10am for 16 minutes -- one minute less than the March walkout for the 17 students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February.
Students across the region who walked out of class Friday as part of the National School Walkout continued to call on legislators to tighten gun laws and take steps to make them feel safer.
Students in Dallas, Arlington, Frisco, El Paso and San Antonio also participated in National School Walkout Day, according to the Dallas Morning News and the El Paso Times.