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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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By November, mass pickets of four hundred people added to political pressure and helped secure a first contract settlement.
Also, when the government failed to prosecute after the Oshawa injunction was challenged by a mass picket, it was denounced by many newspaper editors with articles such as "The Force of Evil" and "Downpayment on Anarchy.
Dumfries and Galloway police chiefs are steeling themselves for a mass picket at Stranraer's ferry port tomorrow night.
As to the threat by Keith Harris to lead a mass picket of Carlton and Granada, I would say to the police, be fair but firm.
The unions decided to press ahead with the mass picket in Leamington, despite Ford's announcement on Friday that 1,500 jobs were to go at its Dagenham plant in Essex.
Transport and General Workers' Union steward Gerald Parry said: "We have had a good relationship with the police from day one, when we had a mass picket outside the factory gates.
More than 8,000 striking miners used the ground for their meetings, listening to the passionate pleas of Will John to mass picket and stop the blacklegs.
But the Government's determination will draw thousands of pro-hunt supporters down to Brighton tomorrow for a mass picket of the centre.
Pits in the Huddersfield area were involved in the dispute and there were mass picKets at Emley Moor and ParK Mill, but never the violence seen elsewhere.
But while there was no repeat of last year's mass pickets and marches from students the city was home to peaceful protests.
The law no longer permits mass pickets and if people don't want to strike they can't be cajoled or forced to do so.