Labor News


Today in labor history: First recorded strike in Egypt, maybe ever

On this day in the year 1170 BCE, the first recorded strike took place against the building of pyramids.


Today in labor history: 113-day strike against GM in 1945

The UAW organized 320,000 hourly workers in 96 plants to launch a nationwide strike against the GM corporation.


UAW could strike Fiat-Chrysler at 11:59 p.m. tonight

UAW workers overwhelmingly rejected the tentative agreement UAW leadership had previously reached with Fiat-Chrysler.


Radical roots of the great grape strike

Fifty years ago, the great grape strike started in Delano, when Filipino pickers walked out of the fields on September 8, 1965.


Seattle teachers suspend strike, vote Sept. 20 on contract

The 5,000 teachers in Seattle's public schools suspended their six-day strike amid strong displays of solidarity on their picketlines.


Today in labor history: Hormel meatpackers launch historic 1985 strike

The strike became a bitter conflict that galvanized workers' support from around the country and internationally.


Illinois GOP governor solicits retirees as strikebreakers

Rauner also failed to deny reports that he is considering calling on the Illinois National Guard to replace state workers in the event of a lockout or strike.


Today in labor history: Fast-food workers strike for $15 in seven U.S. cities

Fast food workers walked off their jobs and demonstrated in the thousands for a higher paycheck - $15 an hour.


Striking federal contract workers demand "$15 and a union"

All are employed by huge corporations that have been awarded contracts by the federal government, and all earn poverty wages.


Today in labor history: airline workers strike in 1966

On this date in 1966, International Association of Machinists (IAM) members across the country employed by five airlines went on strike.

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