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Electronic Scabbing

Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:42 am
Adapted from the slang term scab (a strike-breaker or one who crosses a strike line to work in place of striking employees), electronic scabbing refers to the practice used by managers and other executives when computer networks are used to transfer electronic documents (e.g., accounting, clerical, word processing, databases, records) to a non-striking workforce.