Sit-Down Strike


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Sit-Down Strike

A strike in which union members or, rarely, other employees, come to work but sit at their workstations and do not perform their duties. The purpose behind a sit-down strike is to make it difficult or impossible for the employer to hire replacement workers to replace the strikers. This is supposed to make the strike more effective. See also: Lock-out.
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This began the great wave of 1937 sit-down strikes.
The reader, for example, is meant to credit the one newspaper account of the sit-down strike that the strikers deem accurate and which calls the issue of unemployment "a national responsibility demanding action by national authority and on a nation-wide scale.
Specific topics include the socialist theory of strikes, the rise and fall of the sit-down strike, teachers' strikes, 20th-century textile strikes, aerospace engineer strikes, the Boston University strike of 1979, and organizing home health care workers in New York City.
It's almost as if cable television's journalists are engaged in an electronic sit-down strike - Why dig for information from principals when you can run out the clock asking tertiary figures about the unknown?
When the women formed the first-ever legally recognized union in the free-trade zone last year and led a sit-down strike, Amaya's security force attacked the union leaders with fists and clubs.
Administration closed Makerere University, one of the oldest Ugandan higher education institutions, indefinitely on Thursday, following a two week sit-down strike by teaching and non-teaching staff.
Workers from the privatized Tekel factories have been struggling for 50 days at a sit-down strike in Ankara to secure a transfer to other public institutions along with their employee rights and called for a general strike at a recent mass rally in Ankara.
Campaigning for them is an altogether different matter, making him - that nasty sit-down strike aside - a typical Patriot.
On second occasion, she was detained for 20 months from September 2000 to May 2002 for staging a sit-down strike in Yangon Central Railway Station.
Workers from the privatised TEKEL (Monopoly) factories who have been struggling for 50 days at a sit-down strike in Ankara to secure a transfer to other public institutions along with their employee rights and called for a general strike, at a recent mass rally in Ankara.
On the second occasion, she was detained for 20 months from September 2000 to May 2002 for staging a sit-down strike in Yangon Central Railway Station.
Part III is made up of three brief articles on the making of "Babies and Banners," the dispute over who led the Flint Sit-Down strike, and Sol's final comments on the UAW, each valuable in its own way.