whipsawing

 Moving violently; organized labor’s description of the practice by companies of creating plant-against-plant competition for survival. The threat of closings is used to extract concessions from workers.
 ► “Political risk, even in star performers like Mexico, still can whipsaw individual issues.” (Forbes, Dec. 5, 1994, p. 301)

American business jargon. 2014.

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