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wildcat strike

a labor strike that has not been called or sanctioned by the officials of the union.
Also called outlaw strike, quickie strike.
1940-45, Americanism Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for wildcat strike

wildcat strike

a strike begun by workers spontaneously or without union approval
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wildcat strike in Culture

wildcat strike definition

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

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