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sympathy strike

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noun

a strike by a body of workers, not because of grievances against their own employer, but by way of endorsing and aiding another group of workers who are on strike or have been locked out.

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empathy

Nearby words

sympathogonioma, sympatholytic, sympathomimetic, sympathomimetic amine, sympathy, sympathy strike, sympatric, sympetalous, symphalangism, symphile, symphonette

Origin of sympathy strike

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called sympathetic strike.
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British Dictionary definitions for sympathy strike

sympathy strike


noun

a strike organized in support of another section of workers or a cause and not because of direct grievancesAlso called: sympathetic strike
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