Definition: is an unexpected, unannounced, and oftentimes spontaneous strike action that involves employees acting without following the necessary striking procedure and without the union leaders’ consent. Oftentimes, wildcat strikes violate such rules as obtaining the majority’s approval and balloting with other members of a union and its leaders. Typically, employees take such an action when they believe that union leaders aren’t acting in their best interests. In a situation of a wildcat strike, an employer has the right (in the majority of cases) to fire the striking employees and even to sue the work union for the caused damage.
In a Sentence:
In an event of a wildcat strike, the union leaders may be held responsible for all the caused damage and the industrial stoppage.
As a union leader, I had to sign a contract, which obliges me to prevent the wildcat strikes.
Even though the head director decided not to sue the union leaders, he fired the employees who participated in that wildcat strike.
Synonyms and related words: wildcat strike action, outlaw strike, work stoppage, industrial stoppage, strike ballot, union, union leader