pick·et 1 n: a person posted by a labor organization at a place of employment affected by a labor dispute; broadly: a person posted for a demonstration or protestpicket 2 vt: to post pickets in front of: walk or stand in front of as a pickettheir tactics have included picket ing clinics — L. H. Tribevi: to demonstrate by use of picketsa currently certified union may picket for recognition; also: to serve as a picket see also informational picketing, organizational picketing, secondary picketing compare strike◇ While the right to peacefully picket for a lawful purpose is protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, case law has recognized some limitations and the Labor Management Relations Act has placed some restrictions on organizational and secondary picketing.pick··et·er n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
avoid, blackball, blockade, boycott, demonstrate, demonstrate against, demonstrate protest, dissuade from entering, persuade not to work, protest, repudiate, restrict access, take part in a demonstration
associated concepts: informational picketing, lawful picketing, mass picketing, organizational picketing, peaceful picketing, primary picketing, recognitional picketing, retaliatory picketing, secondary boycotts, situs picketing, sympathy strikes, unlawful picketing, violent picketing
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A group of people carrying signs and standing or marching outside a place of business in a peaceful protest against working conditions, labor practices, union grievances, or other sources of disagreement.v.To participate in a picket.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.