a labor strike that has not been called or sanctioned by the officials of the union.
- Also called outlaw strike, quickie strike.
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How to use wildcat strike in a sentence
As we celebrate Christmas in 2021, low-wage workers are again walking off the job in an historic wildcat strike that many Americans have misunderstood as simply “supply chain issues” or a “slow economic recovery.”What Low-Wage Workers Understand About the True Meaning of Christmas | William J. Barber II | December 20, 2021 | Time
A wave of rebellions within the unions and wildcat strikes challenged the idea that automation was making their jobs easier.Tech’s new labor movement is harnessing lessons learned a century ago | Sarah Jaffe | June 30, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
In 1970, following widespread wildcat strikes demanding better pay and safer working conditions, the post office was transformed.
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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