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surface bargaining

surface bargaining  n.— «Despite the union vote by the plant’s largely Guatemalan immigrant workers, Case Farms has resorted to what is called “surface bargaining,” in which they pretend to bargain, but actually just waste time with low...

whipsawing

whipsawing  n.— «Whipsawing is a term for the corporate tactic of pitting employees at one plant against workers at another plant of the same company. Workers who produce similar vehicles or components find themselves in competition to get...

family forest

family forest  n.— «That complexity is why he and other Northeast foresters are increasingly being called on by private landowners to help them manage their wooded acreage, commonly called “family forests.” Many of the owners...

trip

trip  n.— «In the parlance of the electric power industry, a “trip” means a piece of machinery stops operating. A series of feedwater system pumps supplying water to TMI-2’s steam generators tripped on the morning of March 28...

sang

sang  n.— «Since the native ginseng plant, a protected species, is extremely valuable in some Eastern quarters, its demand has given rise to poaching—hunters digging the roots illegally prior to the state-sanctioned harvest season...

deer stand

deer stand  n.— «Security at the plant Friday wasn’t as obvious as in the days soon after 9/11 when checkpoints were set up on the outer perimeter and unauthorized visitors were not permitted onsite. However, today there are what are...

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