Strike - Refusal To Work or Perform

Refusal To Work or Perform

  • Strike action, also known as a walkout, a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to perform work
  • Culture strike, refusal of artists or art institutions (arts organizations, festivals etc.) to respectively produce and show art
  • General strike, strike action by a critical mass of the labor force in a city, region or country
  • Hunger strike, participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt in others
  • Prison strike, strike taking place inside a prison, involving either a hunger strike or a prison work strike
  • Rent strike, when a group of tenants en masse agrees to refuse to pay rent until a specific list of demands is met by the landlord
  • Student strike, occurs when students enrolled at a teaching institution such as a school, college or university refuse to go to class
  • Colloquial derived use, such as "the washing machine's gone on strike."

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Famous quotes containing the words refusal to, refusal, work and/or perform:

    Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy?
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    A man assumes that a woman’s refusal is just part of a game. Or, at any rate, a lot of men assume that. When a man says no, it’s no. When a woman says no, it’s yes, or at least maybe. There is even a joke to that effect. And little by little, women begin to believe in this view of themselves.
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    Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair.
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    For Afro-Americans, it could be argued that every year they’ve spent in this country since they arrived in chains to perform forced labor has been 1984.
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