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confrontational activities intended to break up a strike by workers

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For Hayes and McKinley, strikebreaking as governor was not an impediment but an advantage to both men when they set their sights on the presidency.
Charles Grassett, arrested on the first day of the May strike for simply calling strikebreaking drivers "rats," got a $5 fine or 30 days, whereas in March such calls were tolerated.
116) To be sure, the results may have been different had the court considered the goals of exerting pressure on the employer or preventing strikebreaking as well.
It fascinates me how people's impressions of him differ depending on whether they knew him as writer, teacher, strikebreaking administrator, or senator.
Thus, legal claims are by no means uncomplicated; moreover, US history is replete with shameful episodes carried out under color of law: slavery and segregation, strikebreaking, the denial of woman's suffrage and reproductive rights, as well as gay rights.
Norwood, Strikebreaking and Intimidation: Mercenaries and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002), 31.
Here 'mateship' was deified as the salvation of the working man; conversely, the figure of the strikebreaking 'scab' was reviled like no other.
And so, it was against this background of racism, exclusion from political and legal protection, and violent strikebreaking tactics that Cesar Chavez began organizing farm workers, founding the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) in 1962.
Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the 300,000-strong Public and Commercial Services union, said: "The Government should be trying to settle this dispute rather than wasting taxpayers' money on strikebreaking.
Strikebreaking was made illegal by a Labour gover nment in the 70s.
Yesterday, David Cameron controversially praised strikebreaking teachers in England.
For workers affiliated to the UGT and the CNT, these unions--strongly linked to employers and engaged in continual strikebreaking --constituted the ultimate clerical treachery.
34) One woman was convicted in court for denigrating strikebreaking women as "dirty scabs" and "rats," while another female worker was fined fifteen dollars for disorderliness.
in strikebreaking, in defeating boycotts, or in other industrial action.