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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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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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GM workers undertook sit-down strikes in Flint and surrounding areas.
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Fansteel Metallurgical Corp., effectively outlawed sit-down strikes. Britain and France recognized the regime of Francisco Franco of Spain.
Sit-down strikes have witnessed a significant drop thanks to the kingdom's efforts to protect workers' rights and achieve labour benefits, the minister noted.
Poe also warned that the Department of Labor and Employment's continued refusal to pay attention to the demand for a wage adjustment could result in "mass leaves, sit-down strikes, factory walkouts and work stoppages," particularly in the manufacturing and services sectors.
IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR, the American state of Michigan--the birthplace of the UAW and the sit-down strikes of the 1930s that ushered in industrial unionism in North America--became the 24th state to pass a right-to-work law.
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In Germany thousands staged sit-down strikes on tracks and others lowered themselves on ropes from bridges to prevent the train from passing.
Sit-down strikes at nine Chrysler plants in Detroit culminated in a contract with the Chrysler Corporation.