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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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"If they choose not to cross the picket line then they are taking part in secondary action, which is illegal."
Apolinario said they deployed around 20 police officers to monitor the situation of the workers' strike and avoid Thursday's commotion after a member of the other union group, PTWGO, tried to remove the rope that marks the picket line.
The ECHO spoke to British Medical Association (BMA) members on picket lines at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Liverpool Women's Hospital.
Mr Brown happened to be passing but stopped the car and stood with the workers on the picket line where they shared a few laughs.
Mr Phillips said: "The workload, as one member told me on the picket line, was already excessive before the governing body took the decision to move to the 60-period cycle.
But Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation members also are preparing to return to the picket lines today, the fourth day of the first strike in the local union's 38-year history.
Above right Linda Hobson and Danny Jeffries at Leazes wing maternity entrance picket and strikers on the picket line outside Durham University Hospital.
Mr Holmes asked workers and members of the public not to cross Unison picket lines during the three-day strike which will continue tomorrow and Thursday.
* a one-year suspension of membership for each day the member crossed the picket line (affiliation discipline), and
Paul McGuinness, PCS branch chair for PCS at the nearby Child Support Agency, said he had been punched by one person passing the picket line. He said the man had swore at him and when Mr McGuinness went inside to complain - "because we have to adhere to standards of behaviour" - there was "a little altercation" before he was punched.
LABOUR and Plaid Cymru seats will be empty in the National Assembly today with AMs refusing to cross the picket line manned by PCS strikers.
A SENIOR Tory who has led fierce criticism of union strike action is pictured here on a picket line - during a walkout of his OWN.