[...] On November 3, 2014, 1,000 truck drivers went on strike, which led to conflict with the police who had fined many drivers for illegal parking. Some drivers had been fined ten times a month and had paid a total of 2,000 yuan. The drivers complained that this was not their fault, as the local government and the Yantian Port Group, in response to rises in the price of land and property, had demolished many parking spaces to make way for new residential housing and five-star hotels. The shortage of parking spaces had driven up the cost, and drivers were finding it hard to cope.
reading this made me think of another framing for strike actions (and other coordinate labour responses): as a market correction. the invisible hand of the (labour) market responding/reacting to changes, prompting a move toward a new equilibrium