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.
And that was the end of the general strike. I never want to see another one.
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This accessible chronicle details the roots, events, and legacy of the Seattle General Strike of 1919, when 65,000 Seattle shipyard laborers and other workers went on strike for six days.
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