More than 20 workers were arrested outside a McDonald's in Chicago, where 450 demonstrated for several hours before marching onto Wabash Ave.
Fast food workers in cities across the United States are planning strikes and civil disobedience tomorrow, according to organizers.
William Z. Foster, leader of the great steel strike of 1919, called Sellins one of the best of a whole corps of organizers, with an exceptional belief in the workers.
Their parents or grandparents 80 years ago stood together and fought in the streets of Minneapolis for the right to organize a union during 1934's Teamster strikes.
The strike brought all trucking inside the city to a standstill; two strikers died from the police shotgun blasts and 65-67 more were wounded.
On this day workers on three railroads in Buffalo, New York, went on strike for two weeks, one of the first work stoppages to attempt coordinated actions.
The private appropriation of socially produced wealth is capitalism's central mechanism.
Members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike against the major U.S. steel producers on July 15, 1959, the start of record 116-day steel industry strike.
Workers from many walks of life will join picket lines a day after Tories threatened to impose new anti-union laws if they win the next election.
Hawaiian workers who were members of the ILWU went on strike, seeking higher pay to match that of longshoremen on the West Coast U.S.