sit-down strike


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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

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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The most tumultuous of these was the General Motors sit-down strike at Flint, Michigan in February 1937.
On October 10, a group of 36 lawmakers from the state declared a two-week sit-down strike against the state government claiming that the state assembly speaker has undermined the state constitutional mandate over his friendship with the governor.
The reason that the sit-down strike is such an effective tactic is also the reason that it has been outlawed countless times.
When the pitch increased between 18th and 19th, my Gumby-esque legs went on a sit-down strike.
Russia's Interior Ministry spokesman Vladimir Markin told journalists the searches were connected to an investigation of "disorders" which had taken place during a May 6 opposition rally - an attempt to stage a sit-down strike on a bridge by a tiny minority of protesters - on the eve of President Putin's inauguration.
The year 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of the great sit-down strike wave of 1937.
For example, a sit-down strike in Karachi is keeping supply trucks from getting to the port, Stevenson said.
In Rome, the army's sit-down strike in the fifth century B.
Workers from the privatized Tekel factories have been struggling for 53 days at a sit-down strike in Ankara to secure a transfer to other public institutions along with their employee rights and called for a general strike at a recent mass rally in Ankara.
Workers from the privatized Tekel factories have been struggling for 52 days at a sit-down strike in Ankara to secure a transfer to other public institutions along with their employee rights and called for a general strike at a recent mass rally in Ankara.
Detroit, Ingrassia argues, has been dysfunctional since December 1936, when UAW members, frustrated by their inability to win recognition, started a sit-down strike against General Motors Co.
REBEL Cabinet ministers will stage a sit-down strike if Gordon Brown tries to shift them next week.