secondary boycott
secondary boycott n: a boycott of an employer with which a union does not have a dispute that is intended to induce the employer to cease doing business with another employer with which the union does have a dispute compare primary boycott
◇ Secondary boycotts are usu. illegal under the National Labor Relations Act.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

secondary boycott
An attempt to stop others from purchasing products from, performing services for, or otherwise doing business with a company that does business with another company that is in the midst of a labor dispute. For example, if a grocery chain's clerks are on strike, and their union discourages a delivery drivers' union from moving the products of the chain's largest food supply companies, that would be a secondary boycott. The purpose of the secondary boycott is typically to exert indirect pressure on the employer to resolve the labor dispute by causing its business connections to suffer as a result of the dispute. Secondary boycotts are illegal under the National Labor Relations Act.
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


secondary boycott
A group's refusal to work for, purchase from, or handle the products of a business with which the group has no dispute.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


secondary boycott
A group's refusal to work for, purchase from, or handle the products of a business with which the group has no dispute.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

secondary boycott
n.
   an organized refusal to purchase the products of, do business with or perform services for (such as deliver goods) a company which is doing business with another company where the employees are on strike or in a labor dispute. Example: Big Basket Markets are being struck by the Retail Clerks Union, and Cupboard Canning and Wheato Bread are selling foodstuffs to Big Basket. The Teamsters Union then refuses to deliver to Cupboard and Wheato and asks all its members not to buy from those companies, although Cupboard and Wheato are not involved directly in the labor dispute. Such "secondary" boycotts are unfair labor practices under federal and many state laws and, thus, are illegal.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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