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1Not having been the subject of a labor strike.‘nonstruck Association members’
- ‘The union made no objection to the deliveries of coal to Carrier, since the nonstruck General Electric plant obtained its coal from Carrier.’
- ‘The newsboy speakers played to the larger public through the reporters from the nonstruck papers.’
- ‘Employees locked out by nonstruck employers were not eligible for unemployment benefits.’
- ‘Thus, we note that the Employers here include national chains whose ability to operate in nonstruck cities will affect their ability to withstand a strike in another city.’
- ‘Such output increases in nonstruck firms would be consistent with post-strike gains for nonstruck firms and post-strike losses for struck firms.’
2Not having been stricken.‘occupants of the nonstruck side of the vehicle’
3Not having been eliminated.‘nonstruck jurors’
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