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

strike′break′ing n.


(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a person who tries to make a strike ineffectual by working or by taking the place of those on strike
ˈstrikeˌbreaking n, adj


(ˈstraɪkˌbreɪ kər)

a person who takes part in breaking up a strike of workers, as by furnishing workers.
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Noun1.strikebreaker - someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"


[ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkəʳ] Nesquirol(a) m/f, rompehuelgas mf inv


[ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkəʳ] ncrumiro/a
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He chose the latter, but to his regret, for all night long gangs of strikebreakers kept arriving.
A thousand or two of strikebreakers were brought in every night, and distributed among the various plants.
On the first day of his life as a strikebreaker Jurgis quit work early, and in a spirit of bravado he challenged three men of his acquaintance to go outside and get a drink.
He next became a private detective for a street railway corporation, and by successive steps developed into a professional strikebreaker.
Among the worst villains of traditional labor history, strikebreakers are at best portrayed as dupes of greedy capitalists and at worst depicted as Judases, evil "scabs" who betrayed their laboring brothers and class interest for short-term gains.
She draws on workers' letters, media accounts, etiquette books, factory rules, posters calling for strikebreakers, patent applications, and other primary sources to shed light on this seminal period.
Strikes in 1906 and 1911 led to small wage increases, but management refused to negotiate with labor unions, used strikebreakers, and formed a "yellow" company union (147-49).
The biggest contractors--Halliburton and its subsidiary KBR, BE & K (a construction giant with a history of recruiting strikebreakers in labor disputes) and others--disclaim responsibility.
According to The Business Journal, AMFA has said that the ordinance defines strikebreakers as "any person who repeatedly secures or seeks to secure employment by offering to.
During The Nutcracker engagement, which the DTH dancers accepted, Alan Gordon, the executive director of AGMA, sent a letter to Ballet Concierto, explaining that because the American National Labor Relations Act applies to non-union groups, the DTH dancers would be considered strikebreakers.
The agrarian radicals of the People's Party carried Kansas in the election of 1892--the national victor, Grover Cleveland, didn't even place--and throughout that decade the Kansas Populists elected governors, legislators, and judges; the laws they passed ranged from a ban on Pinkerton strikebreakers to a pay cut for county officials.
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