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- n. A coordinated work stoppage by a substantial proportion of the workers of a particular city, region or state, normally to achieve economic or political goals.
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In JuIy 1963 he called a general strike and sent armed bands into the capital city.
And a strike, under certain provocation, may extend as far as did the general strike in Belgium a few years since, when practically the entire wage-earning population stopped work in order to force political concessions from the property-owning classes.
Vietnam War, 54 feminist movement, 317 free speech, 227-30, 231 general strike by trade unions,
(Havas) The Australian trade union leader, Harry MacNamara, declared a general strike for all workers in the shipping, transport, electronics and related trades because of the belief by members of these trades that the import of working newts into
She started to dictate ’A general strike was called today …’ and just like that the line went dead.