A:Do you have the day off today?How come you're not at work now?
B:I don't have the day off. Our labor union is staging a nationwide strike today,all of the workers in our department are supporting the labor union by participating and not going in to work this week.
A:Are you serious? Why would they have to go to such extreme measures like a strike? Doesn't your company have a pretty good corporate image? I'll bet the folks at headquarters are going nuts over something as serious as a strike....
B:It happens quite often,actually.Whenever there arises a dispute between the union and the executive group,the first thing they do is to call a strike. Usually it only lasts a day or two before both sides can come to an agreement and we start work again. Anyhow,it's a nice,unanticipated holiday...
Stage: to organize and take part in action that needs careful planning, especially as a public protest 组织;筹划
to stage a strike/demonstration/march/protest
strike: a period of time when an organized group of employees of a company stops working because of a disagreement over pay or conditions 罢工;罢课;罢市
the train drivers' strike
a strike by teachers
a general/unofficial/one-day strike
Air traffic controllers are threatening to come out on/go on strike.
Half the workforce are now(out) on strike.
The train drivers have voted to take strike action.
The student union has called for a rent strike(= a refusal to pay rent as a protest).
Nuts: crazy 疯狂
My friends think I'm nuts for saying yes.
That phone ringing all the time is driving me nuts!