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secondary boycott Syllabification: sec·ond·ar·y boy·cott

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of secondary boycott in English:


Industrial action by a union against a company on the grounds that does business with another company engaged in a labor dispute.
Example sentences
  • Harris says the union will ensure such a protest does not breach secondary boycott laws while protecting individual members' rights.
  • It also gave the National Labor Relations Board broad powers to enjoin union actions and outlawed critical union weapons - most notably, the secondary boycott.
  • Workers and employers should have the right to organize secondary boycotts if they so choose.
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