strike for

strike for (something)

1. To engage in a cessation of work as a part of a job action demanding some desired outcome or result. Employees have been striking for more flexible parental leave. Teachers across the state are striking for better working conditions.
2. To engage in such a cessation of work for a particular length of time. We've been striking for weeks, and the company still hasn't budged an inch on this issue.
See also: strike

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.
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.