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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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picketing
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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Judges have determined whether picketing was lawful based on physical and perceptual criteria.
Wednesday's picketing was the first the association has organized going into these contract negotiations.
In the meantime, Cymuned members who had been picketing Beresford Adams in Pwllheli will start to picket the Pwllheli branch of Dafydd Hardy.
According to Evelyn Burrell's later testimony, she and her friend Elva, then twelve-year old school girls, responded so enthusiastically that they began picketing alone, one day early, only to be led home by a policeman they knew.
Sutton said tight security for the event was provided by the Detroit Police, the FBI and others, but they let AMFA near the red carpet after seeing that the picketers had a legitimate permit, were accompanied by two observers from the National Lawyers Guild, and were determined to conduct peaceful picketing.
Union and city officials disputed the number of workers who took part in the picketing and job action, with the city putting it at about 2,500 but the union estimating more than 3,000.
Notification that such a reserve gate has been established must be made to the picketing union by fax, by hand, overnight mail and/or certified letter, containing language available from the RAB.
MAC officials arrogantly dismissed this request to enforce their own ordinance, just as they tried to ignore our picketing application," Ludwig said.
PALMDALE - Truckers and motorists honked as they passed SBC workers picketing Monday beside Palmdale Boulevard.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey filed its own charges against the union for conducting unlawful picketing at locations other than the reserve gate.
Picketing at this and other high-visibility sites is vital for communicating about AMFA's labor dispute to the general public and to so-called replacement workers.
Despite the rumored settlement on these issues, grocery workers picketing in the rain Wednesday were hesitant to celebrate after 138 days of joblessness.