walk off the job

walk off the job

 
1. Fig. to abandon a job abruptly. I was so mad I almost walked off the job. Fred almost walked off the job when he saw how bad things were.
2. Fig. to go on strike at a workplace. The workers walked off the job and refused to negotiate. They walked off the job and called a strike.
See also: job, off, walk
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A union representing Lufthansa pilots says they have called off plans to walk off the job at Germany's busiest airport.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A union representing Lufthansa's pilots said they will walk off the job at Frankfurt airport for eight hours on Tuesday, preventing departures by Germany's biggest airline from its busiest airport.
Rio Mais, the consortium building the venues at Olympic Park, said in a statement that about 300 workers showed up for work on Wednesday, but were told by labor union leaders to walk off the job again.
According to company and union officials, certain workers are planning to down tools between 1330 hours and 1530 hours, while others plan to walk off the job between 1730 hours and 1930 hours.
Summary: Athens: Greek workers will walk off the job in a 24-hour general strike next week, .
Metro and tram workers will walk off the job for a few hours on Wednesday and plan a 24-hour strike on Thursday.
Summary: Thousands of off-duty police officers are marching through London in a demonstration over pay and budget cuts, while tens of thousands of British public sector workers walk off the job to protest the government's proposed changes to pension plans.
Some 3,000 superintendents, janitors, doormen, garbage handlers and other workers in more than 1,000 Bronx apartment buildings are threatening to walk off the job at 12:01 a.
West Coast dockworkers plan to walk off the job Thursday to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though the action doesn't have the formal support of their employers or the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
Steen III originally filed federal charges against the USWA union after officials levied fines of $620 each against several employees for refusing to walk off the job during a union-ordered strike.
Management and workers agreed to form a group to come up with ways to divide the 35-hour work week mandated by French law, the key issue that workers said forced them to walk off the job.
Five unions asked Airbus employees to walk off the job for five hours yesterday and gather in front of the aviation company's various French factories.
Vincent Hospital cannot be settled in a timely manner, unionized nurses are ready to walk off the job.
Unions representing pilots, flight attendants and mechanics had threatened to walk off the job if the company moved forward with its plan to impose pay cuts as part of its restructuring plan.
Fifteen percent of domestic ANA flights will be unable to fly and will affect some 6,600 passengers if members of the four unions walk off the job.