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Lock-Out

The act of an employer not permitting its employees to work. That is, an employer may close down its place of business (such as a factory) so that employees cannot work and thereby earn a living. Lock-outs are useful in situations such as when a union only represents a portion of a company's workforce. If the employer believes the union is making unreasonable demands, it can declare a lock-out to encourage non-union workers to put pressure on the union workers to give up on those demands. Because this has the effect of punishing all workers, lock-outs are usually illegal.

lockout

an action taken by an employer that involves the exclusion of the workforce from their place of work as part of an INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE. See INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, STRIKE.
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Stubbs said that although local districts follow relatively strict protocol when it comes to lockdowns and lockouts, no two are the same.
The NHL's 2004-2005 yearlong lockout provides a natural experiment where the employees were not working with the NHL during the lockout.
Moreover, the lockouts that have fractured seasons are themselves disturbing to fans who desire accessibility to their teams.
Byczko is well versed on the details of the lockout having done a research paper for a class at Worcester State last fall that examined why the NHL has more work stoppages than other top sports leagues.
But league officials are optimistic about where the league could escalate given the potential for a television contract granted there's an NFL lockout.
However, in an NFLPA filing, redacted images of a Powerpoint presentation to NFL owners showed several slides in which negotiating favorable "pay for no play" provisions would act as "lockout insurance".
After the famous employer lockouts of the 1890s, there were some lockouts during the formative period of the conciliation and arbitration system and the Great Depression, but they appear to have subsequently been extremely rare up until the late 1990s.
It very much depends whether your name, Lockouts of Westcliff, is a registered trademark or whether it's a limited company.
There may not be much of a difference in whether the labor dispute with the West Coast dockworkers is defined as a strike or a lockout. Insurance isn't likely to cover losses--which are estimated to be as much as $1 billion a day for the 10-day lockout--as a result of that dispute.
Most companies, including those that try to plan for every contingency, do not have well-ordered plans for managing the operational, security, and logistical problems safe or vault lockouts can cause.
District spokeswoman Kerry Delf said the police activity prompted the lockouts, which were recommended by the Eugene Police Department.
In recent years, lengthy lockouts have become commonplace in professional sports.