Building Strikes are events where workers of a building stop what they are doing and denounce the Presidente's rule.
Tropico 3 and 4 Edit
Main Article: Subversive Activity
In Tropico 3 and 4, strikes happen when the working conditions in the building are poor. When they happen, Penultimo will alert the Presidente. After that, he will provide the Presidente 3 options on how to stop it: send the army (killing a few workers), paying the workers ($300 each) and to wait out the strike (stopping all the functions or productions that building performs). If the Presidente has a Secret Police, he can send the secret agents and let the strikers "have some fun".
Tropico 5 Edit
In Tropico 5, strikes happen when there is either Unrest is on the island, or if the Presidente's approval is low (below 65%). There are two options for dealing with these strikes: pay the strikers (price can range from $6,000 to $32,000) and to send the army (which will result in increased unrest, a few workers to die, or both). The Presidente can choose to ignore the strike entirely (which will cause reduced approval for everyone who passes by the factory, while not performing its functions).
- When a strike happens in Tropico 4, it gives the player an on-screen notification, while in Tropico 5, it shows the building on the LiveCam.
- The strike icon that appears above buildings is the same icon for protesters in Tropico 5.
- Building strikes will still happen even though a Blimp set on "Electric Eye" is near the building.