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English definition of “secondary boycott”

secondary boycott

noun [C]
 
 
WORKPLACE
a situation in which you refuse to do business with a company in an attempt to persuade them not to do business with another company where the employees are striking or involved in a disagreement with their employers: In this country, picketing of the suppliers or customers of a company where the workers are on strike constitutes a secondary boycott and is illegal.
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