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wildcat strike


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Noun wildcat strike has 1 sense
  1. wildcat strike - a strike undertaken by workers without approval from the officials of their union
    --1 is a kind of
    strike, work stoppage

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Wildcat Strike


A wildcat strike refers to an unauthorized strike action taken by a group of workers without the approval or endorsement of their union or prior negotiation with management. These spontaneous work stoppages often occur as a protest against specific work-related grievances or issues.

Sample Sentences:

  1. Despite not receiving support from their union, the employees went on a wildcat strike to demand fair wages and improved working conditions.
  2. The sudden wildcat strike caused significant disruptions to the company's production schedule.
  3. Wildcat strikes are often considered more challenging to resolve, as they lack the formal structure of a regular strike.
  4. Management was caught off guard by the wildcat strike, as there were no indications of dissatisfaction among the workers.
  5. The wildcat strike quickly gained attention in the media, shedding light on the controversial labor practices within the industry.

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