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PICKETING Definition & Legal Meaning

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Picketing is the name given to the industrial action usually taken by workers of a trade union, known as pickets, who assemble in front of the company, or the home of the employer, and try to gather maximum support for a strike. Picketing can be considered lawful, as long as it was approved after a union balloting took place.


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