Definitions for walkout
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a strike by workers.
the act of leaving or being absent from a meeting, esp. as an expression of protest.
Origin of walkout:
a strike in which the workers walk out
the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest
"there was a walkout by the Black members as the chairman rose to speak"
a sudden stoppage of work; a strike
a similar mass action of people leaving a place as a form of protest
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. Walkouts have often been staged against the presence of a speaker or the content of an in-progress speech at a meeting. The protest, which is often a silent, non-violent means of expressing disapproval, is often interpreted as an exercise of the freedom of association while allowing the speaker to exercise the freedom of speech, albeit with a reduced audience in attendance.
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