strike

strike
The act of quitting work by a body of workers for the purpose of coercing their employer to accede to some demand they have made upon him, and which he has refused. Jeffery-De Witt Insulator Co. v. N. L. R. B., C.C.A.4, 91 F.2d 134, 138.
A combination to obtain higher wages, shorter hours of employment, better work'i ing conditions or some other concession from employer by the employees stopping work at a preconcerted time, and it involves a combination of persons and not a single individual. A cessation of work by employees as a means of enforcing compliance with some demand upon the employer. People v. Tepel, Mag.Ct., 3 N.Y.S.2d 779, 781.
A combined effort among workers to compel their' employer to the concession of a certain demand, by preventing the conduct of his business until compliance with the demand. The term "strike" includes any strike or other concerted stoppage of work by employees (including a stoppage by reason of the expiration of a collective-bargaining agreement) and any concerted slow-down or other concerted interruption of operations by employees. Labor Management Relations Act, No. 501(2).
A cessation of work by employees to enforce economic demands upon the employer in contrast to a strike caused by an unfair labor charge.
@ general strike
Cessation of work by employees effective throughout an entire industry or country.
@ jurisdictional strike
Cessation of work as result of dispute by members of one union or craft against members of another union or craft as to assignment of work
@ secondary strike
Cessation of work by union members of one employer who has business dealings with another employer whose employees are on strike
+ secondary strike
A strike against firms which supply goods and materials to the firm with which there is a primary dispute.
See also secondary boycott
@ sit-down strike
Cessation of work by employees who do not leave employer's premises but who refuse to work
+ sit-down strike
A strike in which the workers stay in the plant but refuse to work
@ sympathy strike
A strike in which a union strikes not to gain concessions for itself, but to aid another union's objectives. A sympathy strike involves two unions; one is striking to force some concession from the employer; the other strikes in sympathy with the first's objectives. Sympathy strikes are a common manifestation of traditional union solidarity.
+ sympathy strike
A boycott.
- strike
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@ strikebreaker
One who takes the place of workman who has left his work in an effort to force the striking employee to agree to demands of employer.
See also scab
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Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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