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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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A survivor of the six-month strike at Abitibi-Price 15 years ago, Calvert was still optimistic that his own staff would be spared from any layoffs resulting from the strike, as it was during the earlier strike action.
You too" agreements are in exchange for an end to the strike at the building that accepts one.
Workers at the Ray Mine in Kearny and the Hayden Concentrator began their unfair labor practice strike at 12:01 a.