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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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Los Angeles County's recognition of 74,000 homecare workers this past February-a larger victory in sheer numbers than that in the auto industry immediately after the volatile sitdown strikes of 1937-simultaneously helps keep old-timers in their own homes and saves taxpayers a bundle.
The CIO itself, as an institution, recognized the broad outlines of this transformation and built its organizing strategy around what Cohen calls "a culture of unity." The CIO itself utilized the techniques of mass culture to bring the union into workers' homes, to build a union identity across the plants and geographical regions, and to foster the family-oriented union culture that was so evident in the sitdown strikes of the era.
Even in prolabor State like Michigan, for example, it is only quite recently--and apparently after some struggle--that the State government decided to erect some markers commemorating the Flint sitdown strikes of 1937.