1 a strike in which the workers walk out
2 the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest; "there was a walkout by the Black members as the chairman rose to speak"
In labor disputes, a walkout is a labor strike, the act of employees collectively leaving the workplace as an act of protest.
A walkout can also mean the act of leaving a place of work, school, a meeting, a company, or an organization, especially if meant as an expression of protest or disapproval.
A walkout can be seen as different from a strike in that a walkout can occur spontaneously, and need not necessarily involve all the workers present, whereas a strike is often voted on beforehand by the workers, giving notification both to all of the workers and to the company affected.
- 31 October 2007 - Hundreds of students walked out of Clarkstown High School North in New City in order to protest the decrepit conditions of the building, which ranged from electrical problems to a rat and maggot infestation. Another problems was the school's long lasting cockroach infestation.
- On March 5, 2008, students from Alameda and Encinal High Schools walked out to protest a vote that would end several sports and Advanced Placement classes in the both schools. The vote was a result of the state government refusing to cut the prison budget and instead cutting the budget for education.
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walkout in German: Walk out
walkout in Finnish: Ulosmarssi
walkout in Swedish: walkout
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