sit-down strike

noun
a strike during which workers occupy their place of employment and refuse to work or allow others to work until the strike is settled.
Also called sit-down, sit-in.


Origin:
1930–35, Americanism

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sit-down strike
 
n
a strike in which workers refuse to leave their place of employment until a settlement is reached

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Example sentences
He started a kind of sit-down strike, and ended up in a mental hospital briefly.
Families have conducted a sit-down strike at the municipal offices demanding intervention on behalf of the prisoners.
What began as a sit-down strike of workers at their jobs flared into violence when the strikers took to the street.
At this time the sit-down strike emerged as an effective organizing weapon.
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