strike (noun, strike, \ straɪk \) ballot (noun, bal-lot, \ ˈbælət \)
Definition: a predicament in which workers union members participate in a secret vote dedicated to the choice of whether they should start a strike or not. According to most jurisdictions, the employer has to be informed of the plan to carry out such a referendum no later than a week before it occurs. Additionally, a strike ballot is considered to be valid only if the amount of votes exceeds a specific pre-established number (ordinarily 50).Transcription:
In a Sentence:
- An article in the latest New York Times stated that the workers of the USPS are preparing to announce a strike ballot over their wages.
- Jennifer assured me that our union leaders would tell us the results of the strike ballot tomorrow.
Synonyms and related words: workers union, strike vote, labor laws, worker strike