sympathy strike

sympathy strike

noun
a strike by a body of workers, not because of grievances against their own employer, but by way of endorsing and aiding another group of workers who are on strike or have been locked out.
Also called sympathetic strike.


Origin:
1900–05

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sympathy strike
 
n
Also called: sympathetic strike a strike organized in support of another section of workers or a cause and not because of direct grievances

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