a labor strike that has not been called or sanctioned by the officials of the union.
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Also called outlaw strike, quickie strike.
Origin of wildcat strike
An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
Words nearby wildcat strike
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British Dictionary definitions for wildcat strike
a strike begun by workers spontaneously or without union approval
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Cultural definitions for wildcat strike
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