Definition: is a secret referendum, in which union members decide whether or not to go on a strike, which depends on the number of votes. When the majority of voters are in favor, a strike vote allows the union leaders to present the employer with the strike notice and to proceed with the protest. A strike vote is always held in a form of a secret ballot. Proceeding with a strike vote does not necessarily mean that the employees are going on an actual strike. Another role of a strike vote is to show the employer that the staff is serious about their proposals. Moreover, a strike vote helps the employees prepare for the strike and be ready to mobilize in case a strike is actually going to happen.
In a Sentence:
Today, we are going to find out the results of the strike vote.
The union leaders say that the results of our strike vote aren’t enough to proceed with the protest.
The strike vote showed how many employees were actually satisfied with the conditions they are working in.
Synonyms and related words: strike notice, secret ballot, referendum, strike, strike mandate