Definition of secondary boycott in US English:

secondary boycott


  • Industrial action by a union against a company on the grounds that does business with another company engaged in a labor dispute.

    • ‘Workers and employers should have the right to organize secondary boycotts if they so choose.’
    • ‘With little to lose, they would be bolder about using such illegal recruitment tactics as secondary boycotts or sit-down strikes.’
    • ‘Harris says the union will ensure such a protest does not breach secondary boycott laws while protecting individual members' rights.’
    • ‘Sanctions have reduced the overall attractiveness of investment in Iran, and this has been especially the case as a result of U.S. threats of secondary boycotts.’
    • ‘It also gave the National Labor Relations Board broad powers to enjoin union actions and outlawed critical union weapons - most notably, the secondary boycott.’