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One who works or provides an employer with workers during a strike.

strike′break′ing n.


(ˈstraɪkˌbreɪ kɪŋ)

action directed at breaking up a strike of workers.
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Noun1.strikebreaking - confrontational activities intended to break up a strike by workers
opposition, confrontation - the act of hostile groups opposing each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"


[ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkɪŋ] n he was accused of strikebreakingl'hanno tacciato di crumiraggio
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30 per hour for the strikebreaking shifts on evenings and at weekends.
Though US labor historians have written a great deal about white and black workers' scabbing on each other's strikes, Haberland is, to my knowledge, the first to discuss strikebreaking based on cultural stratification, as when churchgoing black women on strike at a New Orleans suit factory in 1954 found themselves replaced by unchurched black women from a tough neighborhood.
Despite his small size he was furiously shaking his fist at the strikebreaking lorries bringing in Polish and Canadian coal to keep the plant going.
Earlier on Wednesday, PASYNO urged unemployed nurses not to succumb to temptation and engage in strikebreaking actions.
Prior to Hayes's presidency, most strikebreaking had been done directly by companies, by courts, or by the state militias under the orders of state governors.
To the extent that these academics addressed the issue at all, they blamed union exclusion on black workers' strikebreaking, blamed employers for playing off white and black workers against each other, or pointed to relatively progressive Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) unions and to unions' political support for the civil rights movement starting in the 1950s as making up for all prior sins.
See David Abraham, Individual Autonomy and Collective Empowerment in Labor Law: Union Membership Resignations and Strikebreaking in the New Economy, 63 N.
A larger portion of the public formed crowds that physically and verbally inhibited strikebreaking operations and turned the streets into sites of both fun and danger.
This featured police brutality, strikebreaking and the red-baiting which had been a feature of Canada since the 1920s.
If we assign these arbitrary grades, we damage the academic integrity of our teaching, and we aid and abet the strikebreaking acts of the administration.
Inside 79 the gates, outlined against a shimmering morning sea,the cranes bowed and lifted, bowed and lifted, filling yet more trucks with strikebreaking coal.
Strikebreaking bandits kill the elder Traverse; his sons honor his memory by slaying daddy's murderers; and on and on spin the vendettas of capital v.