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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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Al-Sadr and hundreds of his supporters entered the Green Zone last Sunday to stage a sitdown strike against the government and pressure it to implement reforms.
ACT said it would lead the third nationwide sitdown strike on Tuesday, where teachers would not teach students lessons but instead tell them the plight of the country's teachers.
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How extraordinary to hear Victor Reuther on why labor unions have forgotten what they're about; Stetson Kennedy on how he infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan; Harry Hay on the Mattachine Society, the Radical Fairies, and the joy of sissyhood; Jesse de la Cruz on being Mexican in the pastures of plenty; Genora Johnson Dollinger, who defied father, uncle (vice president of General Motors), and the corporate might of 1936 Flint, Michigan, to help plan, carry out, and win a historic sitdown strike, who remembers every minute of it and tells it like a movie.