strike for

strike for something

to conduct a work stoppage in order to gain something. The workers were striking for longer vacations. We are striking for higher pay.
See also: strike
References in classic literature ?
Here we are, the talk just starting of going out on sympathetic strike for the mill-workers.
The machinists, who have been on strike for 24 days, will vote on the contract Thursday.
Gary Albert Ewing of Los Angeles received his third strike for a so- called ``wobbler'' offense that could have been tried as a felony or a misdemeanor.
The murder of a local dealer linked with his boss, Rodney Little, and Victor's subsequent confession mark Strike for the unwanted attention of the homicide detectives.
With the officials of the Board annulling prior agreements and rejecting new appeals, the federated shopmen's unions under the aegis of RED called a nationwide strike for July 1,1922.
At the time of the commercial strike for instance, some tenants had to come to the street to pick up from UPS and FedEx.
Yale also promised to revoke the health benefits of any worker on strike for more than thirty days.
Replacements ready, willing and able: A longtime air industry observer says Northwest has been preparing for the union strike for 18 months.
When the apartment building employees who are members of the same union were on strike for 12 days in 1991, they each received $100 per week, but at that time, only workers in the luxury Manhattan properties were affected.
Besides the possibility of a county workers' general strike, the MTA's drivers and mechanics have been on a weeks-long walkout, commercial actors have been on strike since May 1 and Los Angeles Unified School District teachers have authorized a strike for November if negotiations fail.
We are ready to strike for a fair and decent contract.
Even beyond the public sector, actors in commercials have been on strike for five months and a strike looms next spring by all Hollywood writers and actors as the increasingly militant labor movement in Los Angeles flexes its new-found muscles.
Davis, who used his executive authority to delay a strike for 60 days until after the Democratic National Convention, sent in top industrial relations mediators 10 days ago and has kept close tabs on developments.