sit-down strike


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a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached

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Russia's Interior Ministry spokesman Vladimir Markin told journalists the searches were connected to an investigation of "disorders" which had taken place during a May 6 opposition rally - an attempt to stage a sit-down strike on a bridge by a tiny minority of protesters - on the eve of President Putin's inauguration.
For example, a sit-down strike in Karachi is keeping supply trucks from getting to the port, Stevenson said.
In Rome, the army's sit-down strike in the fifth century B.C.
Workers from the privatized Tekel factories have been struggling for 53 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.
Workers from the privatized Tekel factories have been struggling for 52 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.
No blunder escapes his critical gaze as he chronicles how DetroitAAEs carmakers and the United Auto Workers staged comebacks in the 1980s and Aae90s, only to lapse into their bad habits.AoIt was like a Biblical cycle of repentance, reform and going astray, again and again, as Detroit was repeatedly lured by the golden calves of corporate excess and union overreach,Ao he writes.Detroit, Ingrassia argues, has been dysfunctional since December 1936, when UAW members, frustrated by their inability to win recognition, started a sit-down strike against General Motors Co.
Kipnis' framing of adultery as a radical act--"the sit-down strike of the love-takes-work ethic"--really stuck with me.
REBEL Cabinet ministers will stage a sit-down strike if Gordon Brown tries to shift them next week.
SIT-DOWN STRIKE: Tomas Rosicky after making it three; HIGH DRAMA: Adebayor heads his first of two at Craven Cottage; EM PEOPLE: Adebayor is hailed by Eduardo after putting Arsenal two goals ahead
The Vancouver Sit-Down Strike of 1938 involved more than one thousand transients who were protesting the fact that provincial and federal governments had been unable to formulate a permanent strategy for dealing with the unemployment that had ravaged the country for the better part of a decade.
20, 2000 for leading a sit-down strike in Yangon central railway station.
About 250 employees at a Bilston factory staged a sit-down strike yesterday when they heard that their long-service senior foreman was being dismissed.
But she also spoke of workers' capacity, arguing: "My conception of the strike of the future is not to strike and go out and starve, but to strike and remain in and take possession of the necessary property of production." In this way, the extraordinary veteran of nineteenth-century class, race, and gender struggles predicted the sit-down strike of the future, which took place first in factories, then at sit-ins to integrate public facilities, and still later in college classrooms and presidents' offices to protest the brutal war on Vietnam.
Settlers, who have vowed to thwart the withdrawal, on Jan 3 began a sit-down strike outside the Knesset that they said would continue until they had defeated the Gaza plan.