By guess and intuition, let's rewrite it.
The workers in 'an entire branch of industry' will constitute an actual "organized labor union" capable of going out on strike. Will that be both a kind of workers and/or a whole production chain? Will Farmers be included to go on strike?
>>This will be different from the "brain eating plague" of T1 which was actually a program weakness.<<
El Presidente is management and has a few choices:
- Meet the union's demands, thereby looking weak
- Sit tight to see if the workers go broke before you do
- Send in the army & police to break the union
Each choice has different effects on the rest (others not in the striking union) of the population.
If this elaboration can be programmed to work correctly, it can only be cheered along. It would be a magnificant extension of the independent personality of the individual Tropicans.