sit-down strike


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sit-down strike

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a strike in which workers refuse to leave their place of employment until a settlement is reached

sit′-down` strike`


n.
a strike during which workers occupy their place of employment and refuse to work until the strike is settled.
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Noun1.sit-down strike - a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached
strike, work stoppage - a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"
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He said they were open to 'escalating' their protests to work stoppage or a sit-down strike if their demand for a salary raise would not be included in the national budget.
This followed Al-Sadr and hundreds of his supporters entry to the Green Zone to stage a sit-down strike against the government and pressure it to implement reforms.
The most tumultuous of these was the General Motors sit-down strike at Flint, Michigan in February 1937.
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Bakers in the Gambia town of Brikama, West Coast Region, embarked on a sit-down strike after public health authorities at the Brikama Health Centre ordered them to improve on their hygiene, PANA reported from here.
To note, participants in the action held a sit-down strike in front of the government building.
Genora Johnson Dollinger founded the Flint Women's Emergency Brigade to support the General Motors Sit-Down Strike.
On October 10, a group of 36 lawmakers from the state declared a two-week sit-down strike against the state government claiming that the state assembly speaker has undermined the state constitutional mandate over his friendship with the governor.
The reason that the sit-down strike is such an effective tactic is also the reason that it has been outlawed countless times.
When the pitch increased between 18th and 19th, my Gumby-esque legs went on a sit-down strike.
Russia's Interior Ministry spokesman Vladimir Markin told journalists the searches were connected to an investigation of "disorders" which had taken place during a May 6 opposition rally - an attempt to stage a sit-down strike on a bridge by a tiny minority of protesters - on the eve of President Putin's inauguration.
The year 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of the great sit-down strike wave of 1937.