General Strike


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General Strike

1. A strike in which all or most workers in a city or region stop working. A general strike is not limited to one company and generally extends beyond a single industry. It is intended to show solidarity between all workers and may be a statement against capitalism as a system. General strikes were most common in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

2. More generally, any large strike, even if confined to a single company.
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As for myself, I was convinced that the end of the general strike was near, and I was resolved to return to San Francisco.
A general strike is a cruel and immoral thing, and the brain of man should be capable of running industry in a more rational way.
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Download Catalonia holds general strike in protest over referendum violence NNA - Large numbers of Catalans are expected to observe a general strike on Tuesday to condemn police violence at a banned weekend referendum on independence, as Madrid comes under growing international pressure to resolve its worst political crisis in decades.
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