sympathy strike


Definition of sympathy strike

: a strike in which the strikers have no direct grievance against their own employer but attempt to support or aid usually another group of workers on strike

Examples of sympathy strike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The strike led to a one-day sympathy strike by the Nordic country’s transport sector, including Finnair, which had to cancel almost 300 flights., 4 Dec. 2019 Two other unions have approved sympathy strikes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Teresa Watanabe,, 7 May 2018 The walkout is expected to widen Tuesday, when two other unions will join sympathy strikes. Joy Resmovits,, 8 May 2018 The California Nurses Association and the University Professional and Technical Employees unions staged sympathy strikes Tuesday and Wednesday. Paul Sisson,, 10 May 2018 By Tuesday, two more unions joined in sympathy strikes. Joy Resmovits,, 9 May 2018 The strike will continue through Wednesday, with members of the California Nurses Association and University Professional and Technical Employees-CWA joining in a sympathy strike Tuesday and Wednesday. Molly Sullivan, sacbee, 7 May 2018 The service workers called for the sympathy strike by professional and technical employees, including medical assistants, nurses, radiology and other technicians. CBS News, 7 May 2018 The service workers called for a sympathy strike by professional and technical employees, including medical assistants, nurses, radiology and other technicians. NBC News, 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of sympathy strike

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sympathy strike was in 1912

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“Sympathy strike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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— see strike

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