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quickie strike


wildcat strike

a labor strike that has not been called or sanctioned by the officials of the union.
Also called outlaw strike, quickie strike.
Origin of wildcat strike
An Americanism dating back to 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for quickie strike

wildcat strike

a strike begun by workers spontaneously or without union approval
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wildcat strike definition

A strike called in violation of an existing contract between labor and management.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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