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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Today in history: Supreme Court okays sit-down strikes

In 1940, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Apex Hosiery Co. v. Leader that a sit-down strike was not a violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

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LA, Long Beach port drivers forced to strike again

The drivers demand that trucking firms recognize them as employees and bargain with them if they select the Teamsters.

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Today in labor history: The 1968 Memphis sanitation strike ends

On this date in 1968, the Memphis Sanitation Strike came to an end.

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Oil industry obstinance on safety forces steelworkers to strike

Oil industry obstinance, especially its refusal to even discuss worker safety issues, forced tens of thousands of Steelworkers to strike.

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Yale strike victory celebration looks to the future

"Today it's your turn to step up to the plate and help other workers without unions organize, just as those unions stood with you 30 years ago."

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