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act of patrolling a place of work affected by a strike in order to discourage its patronage, to make public the workers' grievances, and in some cases to prevent strikebreakers from taking the strikers' jobs. Picketing may be by individuals or by groups. It has also been used by political groups to influence legislation or to protest governmental policies. Prior to the 1930s, U.S. courts frequently ruled against the legality of strikes and picketing was frequently limited. The Norris-LaGuardia Act (1932), which severely limited the use of court injunctions to stop strikes, and subsequent legislation which guaranteed unions the right to organize, made it much easier to use pickets. The Taft-Hartley Labor Act (1947), however, outlawed mass picketing (i.e., the use of force and intimidation to prevent people from crossing picket lines) and it limited the use of pickets by outlawing secondary boycotts (i.e. using pickets against a third party that might force an employer to settle a strike). Although picketing raises a number of issues under the First Amendment right to free speech, court decisions have generally prohibited the use of vile and obscene language and of threatening gestures by the pickets.

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Securing an aircraft when it is parked in the open. An aircraft may be picketed with the mooring rings that are built into the pavement. The aircraft also may be picketed to the movable and above-ground picketing blocks. These are heavy blocks made of reinforced concrete with inbuilt rings. Picketing blocks are not used for heavy aircraft. An aircraft is tied to these rings or blocks with rope or cables. Also called a tiedown. See also aircraft tiedown and mooring rings.
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Scargill wanted a mass picket like at Saltley Gate.
By 14 November, OFL delegates joined to create a mass picket.
To mark the end of the week of strike action, staff organised a mass picket at Network Rail's panel signal box in Newport.
53) Moreover, as UE staffer Bill Woodbeck later recalled, it was hard to argue they were not picketting when some PLC leaders had loudly declared at meetings that "if it's a mass picket you want, we'll be glad to offer it .
Hundreds of loyalists - including shadowy paramilitary figures from the UDA and UVF - are planning a mass picket on Tuesday night at Ardeevin.
In addition, the State Supreme Court granted Ohrbach's an anti-picketing injunction, allowing police to arrest those strikers who attempted to form a mass picket line and block customers' entrance to the stores.
The events are expected to draw hundreds of community members to participate in mass picket lines to support the struggle of striking supermarket workers to retain their health and retirement benefits.
Binmen were on a mass picket line at the Whitley depot in London Road early today and pickets were out at libraries, schools, cemeteries and Canley Crematorium.
A mass picket outside Parliament, and the presentation of a dossier to 10 Downing Street ensured that this issue will not go away.
Their bosses locked them out of the Port of Liverpool and they began a mass picket.
If these demands were not met, the committee would step up its actions with mass picket lines.