from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See strike.
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- n. a strike in support of other workers who are on strike; a strike not resulting from direct grievances against the workers' employer
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At the height of the sympathetic strike my oldest sister, who was convalescing from a long illness in a hospital near Chicago, became suddenly very much worse.
And the secretary of the United Brewery Workmen: I regard a sympathetic strike as the last weapon which organized labor should use in its defence.
It ain't a case any more of sympathetic strike for the mill-workers.