sympathetic strike


Origin:
1890–95

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sympathetic strike

noun
a strike in support of other workers who are on strike; a strike not resulting from direct grievances against the workers' employer [syn: sympathy strike
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One can see that this condition of things makes the sympathetic strike the foe of stability in labor and prosperity in business.
And they cannot expect local sympathy for a purely sympathetic strike, as they claim no grievance of their own.
Plans for the proposed sympathetic strike have been deferred for the pres ent.
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