strike


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strike

n. a dose of drugs. (see also hit.) Just one strike, Bart, come on, just one. I’ll pay you tomorrow, Bart, come on, just one little strike. Anything, Bart. I really hurt, Bart.
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The remarkable thing, that first day of the strike, was that no one really apprehended anything serious.
The first thing I did this morning, as soon as I learned of the strike, was to order in the troops from the Presidio--three thousand of them.
"You couldn't get a longshoreman to land the machine on board, even if I could get the Lurlette over, which I can't, for the crew are members of the Coast Seamen's Union, and they're on strike along with the rest."
Bertie didn't care about the strike. He didn't care much about anything.
It's just what it claims to be, a general strike, and it's your turn to play, gentlemen."
Labour is doing nothing wrong in going out on this general strike. It is violating no law of God nor man.
"Your Honor, as I have testified, I did not strike a blow."
"If you did not strike a blow how comes it that he is so disfigured and injured?"
Everything went, during the strike, and the packers paid.
And meantime, agents of the packers were gathering gangs of Negroes in the country districts of the far South, promising them five dollars a day and board, and being careful not to mention there was a strike; already carloads of them were on the way, with special rates from the railroads, and all traffic ordered out of the way.
They made an offer to submit the whole question at issue to arbitration; and at the end of ten days the unions accepted it, and the strike was called off.
We'll all of us quit again!" And so the cattle butchers declared a new strike on the spot; and gathering their members from the other plants, where the same trick had been played, they marched down Packers' Avenue, which was thronged with a dense mass of workers, cheering wildly.
Yet ten years before, when there were no unions in Packingtown, there was a strike, and national troops had to be called, and there were pitched battles fought at night, by the light of blazing freight trains.
They were wanted to break a strike, and when it was broken they would be shipped away, and their present masters would never see them again; and so whisky and women were brought in by the carload and sold to them, and hell was let loose in the yards.
Here we are, the talk just starting of going out on sympathetic strike for the mill-workers.