anti-strike

adjective

an·​ti-strike
ˌan-tē-ˈstrīk,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-strike (audio)
variants or antistrike
: serving or intended to discourage or prevent strikes
anti-strike laws
… Papandreou instituted draconian anti-strike controls over public-sector employees to preempt any danger of trade-union resistance to the costs of the new financial course, as unemployment inevitably rose. Perry Anderson

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-strike was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-strike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-strike. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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