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wildcat strike

noun
1.
a labor strike that has not been called or sanctioned by the officials of the union.
Also called outlaw strike, quickie strike.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism
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  • We do not have to wait for a wildcat strike to be sure that radical change is happening.
British Dictionary definitions for wildcat strike

wildcat strike

noun
1.
a strike begun by workers spontaneously or without union approval
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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wildcat strike in Culture

wildcat strike definition


A strike called in violation of an existing contract between labor and management.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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