strike

Definition

A work stoppage undertaken in support of a bargaining position or in protest of some aspect of a previous agreement or proposed agreement between labor and management.

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The employees ceased work and began to strike, demanding higher wages, stock options, longer maternity leave and paid sick days.

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The actors players wouldn't perform that night due to a strike to show the director that they deserved a larger say in the production.

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The company's employees initiated a labor strike in an attempt to force the company to correct its negligent and discriminatory practices.

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