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sympathetic strike

noun
Origin of sympathetic strike
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • We'll call out the Cicero and Cæsar classes in a sympathetic strike.

    Just Patty Jean Webster
  • As to the men who have set up the monstrous claim asserted by the "sympathetic strike," I shall refer to the affair of 1904.

  • Mr. Worthingford: "How did you advise all other organizations to go on a sympathetic strike?"

    The Pullman Boycott W. F. Burns
  • The sick part of the headache is merely a sympathetic strike of the nerves which control circulation and stomach.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • He demanded that the men on the Great Northern engage in a sympathetic strike until the other road was brought to terms.

    Ralph on the Engine Allen Chapman
  • We now believe that the sympathetic strike, as it is called, is more the result of some plot than a genuine sentiment of unionism.

    Ralph on the Engine Allen Chapman
  • But George knew it was only just lying low, to break out into sympathetic strike on Monday morning.

  • A 'sympathetic strike' is only sentiment running riot, and special class suffering alone justifies revolt.

    A Speckled Bird

    Augusta J. Evans Wilson
  • Hence the boycott, or as it has been designated by the general managers, a sympathetic strike.

    The Pullman Boycott W. F. Burns
  • Workers in other trades are called on to aid this union by a sympathetic strike, either threatened or actually put into effect.

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