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Industrial action by unionized workers (called pickets) who either are on, or are trying to gather support for, a strike by assembling near the entrance to the employer's premises. Pickets try to persuade (1) coworkers to join them, (2) workers of other firms (such as delivery men) to refuse to enter the premises, and (3) customers to refrain from doing business with their employer. To be lawful, picketing is usually required to be approved in a union ballot.

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Sometimes your workers will not like how you are running things and they may call a strike and start picketing outside.
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There was a huge protest going on outside the building and there were a bunch of people picketing with some really creative signs.
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The picketing that took place was an obstacle that needed to be addressed immediately to prevent further negative attention and dissent.
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