wildcat strike


: a strike that is started by a group of workers without the approval of their union

Examples of wildcat strike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two years later, twenty thousand West Virginia teachers walked out in a wildcat strike, protesting cuts to their health insurance. Dan Kaufman, The New Yorker, 9 May 2024 At the time, this wildcat strike was the largest in American history. Seth Joseph, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Employees reacted with a wildcat strike that served to drive another nail into the coffin. Richard Selcer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 24 Feb. 2024 In Oakland, parent Lakisha Young said the wildcat strike took place largely at schools with predominantly Black and brown students and the sites with some of the lowest test scores. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Mar. 2023 When Jacob Blake was shot by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, players on the Milwaukee Bucks, led by the point guard George Hill, refused to play in the bubble and nearly prompted the closest thing to a wildcat strike the league has ever seen in recent history. Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2023 Hundreds of Oakland teachers from district middle schools and high schools staged a wildcat strike Friday, leaving many of the campuses mostly empty as many students skipped classes as well. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Mar. 2023

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“Wildcat strike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wildcat%20strike. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

wildcat strike

see strike

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