mass meeting

the assembling of most or all of the members of a labor union in order to reach a decision on workforce policy. Mass meetings were frequently called during the 1960s and 1970s to determine whether or not industrial action would take place. In the United Kingdom, the most memorable examples occurred at British Leyland.

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  • Mass meeting — Mass Mass, n. [OE. masse, F. masse, L. massa; akin to Gr. ? a barley cake, fr. ? to knead. Cf. {Macerate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mass meeting — ☆ mass meeting n. a large public meeting to discuss public affairs, demonstrate public approval or disapproval, etc …   English World dictionary

  • mass meeting — index assemblage, caucus, congregation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Mass meeting — In parliamentary law, a mass meeting is a type of deliberative assembly, which in a publicized or selectively distributed notice known as the call of the meeting has been announced:[1] as called to take appropriate action on a particular problem… …   Wikipedia

  • mass meeting — noun a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm • Syn: ↑rally • Hypernyms: ↑gathering, ↑assemblage • Hyponyms: ↑pep rally, ↑revival, ↑revival meeting …   Useful english dictionary

  • mass meeting — a large or general assembly to discuss or hear discussed some matter of common interest or concern: a mass meeting to protest the proliferation of nuclear weapons. [1725 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • mass meeting — mass′ meet′ing n. a large public assembly • Etymology: 1725–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • mass meeting — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. public meeting, open meeting, assemblage, group; see gathering …   English dictionary for students

  • mass meeting — /mæs ˈmitɪŋ/ (say mas meeting) noun a large or general assembly to discuss or hear discussed some matter of common interest …   Australian English dictionary

  • mass meeting — convention, large scale assembly, gathering of a large number of people …   English contemporary dictionary

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