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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

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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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Starting with the Great Upheaval of 1877, when working class communities rose up against railway tycoons and shook the ruling order, through the sit down strikes in the rubber and automobile industries, which signalled the emergence of the Congress of Industrial Organisations and the legitimisation of workers' collective bargaining rights, Strike
Carlos Schwantes, "'We've Got 'em on the Run, Brothers': The 1937 Non-Automotive Sit Down Strikes in Detroit," Michigan History 56 (Fall 1972): 179-99; Leuchtenburg, Franklin D.
The Haymarket Riot, Homestead Strike, Pullman Strike, Coeur d'Alene, Telluride, Wheatlands Hops, Ludlow Massacre, Steel Strike of 1919, and the sit down strikes of the 1930s plus many more testify to the obvious existence of profound social discontent.