Strikes are a method used by labour unions and employees to pressure employers and government authorities to address their grievances before they return to work.

Problems and Purpose

Strikes refer to a "work stoppage, caused by the mass refusal of employees to work," in response to grievances or to "pressure government to change policies." [1]

Origins and Development

Participant Recruitment and Selection

How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also


2010 University of Puerto Rico Strike 


[1] Wikipedia Contributors, "Strike Action," 

External Links

Civil Rights and Labor History Consortium, University of Washington - Strikes/Labour History Encyclopedia - Strike Action 

go2HR - Strikes, Lockouts, Picketing and Replacement Workers 

The Effect of Labour Relations Legislation on Strike Incidence

On the Political Economy of Long-Run Trends in Strike Activity:

"Strike-Proneness" and Its Determinants: 

The Challenge of Labour in China - Strikes and the Changing Labour Regime in Global Factories: