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January 22, 2019

On This Day in 1826
Indian field hands at San Juan Capistrano mission refused to work, engaging in what was probably the first farm worker strike in California.
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     “All labor that uplifts
humanity has dignity."

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

30 Largest Worker Strikes in American History
Updated On: May 02, 2018
May 2, 2018 | LABOR HISTORY | Emboldened by a strike that began in West Virginia earlier this year, four more statewide teachers’ unions — in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Colorado, and Arizona — have now left work, demanding a fair paycheck. There were seven labor strikes of 1,000 workers or more last year, the second-fewest in U.S. history. The only time there were fewer strikes was in 2009, during the depths of the recession, when there were just five strikes… [Note: The 1997 Teamsters UPS strike comes in at #16.]
Teamsters Local 355
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