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strike

Etymology: AS, strican, to advance swiftly
an action taken collectively by the employees of a company or institution in which they stop reporting for work in an effort to cause the employer to accede to certain demands. A strike usually follows unsuccessful negotiations between representatives of the union and management.

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Delivering Sovereign Options" means operating across the Joint Spectrum so that we provide to the President scalable choices that are unlimited by distance and time, and span the entire range from humanitarian assistance to nuclear strike.
Federation spokeswoman Mary Gutierrez said her group had not received Aquino's letter and could not comment on his request for a strike sanction.
Post strike notices to tenants and the public in visible locations.
We were so surprised to see all these people who just came to say that they were fed up with the unions and fed up with the strikes," Herold remembers, still amazed at the response.
During that same month, December of 1934, approximately 100 workers under OWU leadership had already gone on strike against Ohrbach's, a store just a few doors away from Klein's which employed close to 1400 workers.
For every 2-1/2 days this worker remains on strike, a 1% annual raise is required just to make up the wages lost to the strike within one year.
But, as usual, it managed to survive and get a little lucky when Baseball's brilliant management ordered them to "hunt for more strikes.
Price's novel focuses on the experiences of two very different characters, Strike, a small-time drug dealer, and Rocco Klein, a New Jersey homicide detective, both of whom are brought together when Rocco is assigned to investigate the murder of a local drug-dealer.
I recall a bus drivers' strike in Sao Paulo that kept me waiting four hours in traffic to drive a little more than 10 miles.
AS THIS ISSUE OF ARTFORUM goes to press, the strike at the Museum of Modern Art enters its fourth month, with negotiations at a virtual standstill, accusations of duplicity and bad faith issuing from all sides, and little hope that a settlement will be reached before the museum begins its $650 million expansion next year.
It was the second day of a stunning forty-eight-hour general strike that paralyzed this island of 3.