"Stretch-out" was a term applied by textile mill  workers when additional production quotas were applied by their supervisors after a previous quota had been met. The workers were pressured to increase production with little or no further incentive.
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall and others, Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987).
Like and Family, Work and Protest, ibiblio:http://www.ibiblio.org/sohp/laf/protest.html 
1 January 2006 | Powell, William S.