What is slowdown?

  • (noun): The act of slowing down or falling behind.
    Synonyms: lag, retardation

Slowdown

A slowdown (usually called a 'go-slow' in British English) is an industrial action in which employees perform their duties but seek to reduce productivity or efficiency in their performance of these duties. A slowdown may be used as either a prelude or an alternative to a strike, as it is seen as less disruptive as well as less risky and costly for workers and their union. Striking workers usually go unpaid and risk being replaced, so a slowdown is seen as a way to put pressure on management while avoiding these outcomes. Other times slowdowns are accompanied by intentional sabotage on the part of workers to provide further disruption.

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Rule-book Slowdown
... Another form of slowdown is known as the rule-book slowdown ... A union seeking to employ a slowdown tactic may take advantage of these common rule oversights by having workers "work to rule," obeying each and ... In a "rule-book" slowdown, the bus driver may drive more slowly and conservatively and with a proper passenger load, while the pilot may refuse to fly in mildly inclement weather ...
Slowdown (venue)
... Slowdown is an entertainment venue located at 729 North 14 Street in NoDo, a new development near the Near North Side neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska ... Slowdown is said to be "unlike anything in Omaha - or the Midwest" because of its comprehensive, mixed-use design ... The venue is named after the group Slowdown Virginia, who have had a strong influence on "The Omaha Sound" ...
Chromelodeon - History - Sprite Slowdown
... Sprite Slowdown was established in 2005 as a side project to allow Chromelodeon to differentiate between their original work and their video game covers ... Sprite Slowdown released a full length in 2005, and a 5 song EP in 2007 ...
Go Slow - Rule-book Slowdown
... Another form of slowdown is known as the rule-book slowdown ... A union seeking to employ a slowdown tactic may take advantage of these common rule oversights by having workers "work to rule," obeying each and ... In a "rule-book" slowdown, the bus driver may drive more slowly and conservatively and with a proper passenger load, while the pilot may refuse to fly in mildly inclement weather ...
Slowdown Utility
... A slowdown utility is Software designed to make a faster computer run slower ... Mo'Slo is a modern slowdown utility that uses command line switches to select a slowdown factor ... An example of a (non-free) Windows-based slowdown utility is CPU Killer ...