In 1947 the 81st Congress, controlled by Republicans for the first time since 1930, overruled President Truman's veto and rammed the Taft-Hartley Law through Congress, severely limited strike activities .
On Nov. 5, 2007, some 12,000 movie and television writers were forced to go on strike over when industry executives refused to structure compensation in their contract for content delivered over the Internet and via DVDs.
SAN FRANCISCO - Management refusal to negotiate on its own work rule demands - demands the unions say could impact worker safety - forced workers for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) to strike at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 18.
On October 15, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act establishing that unions are not "conspiracies" under the law.
She reported on the Lawrence textile strike, the steel strike of 1919, the textile workers strike of 1934, and coal strikes in Harlan County, Kentucky. After reporting on the Loray Mill strike in Gastonia, N. C., in 1929, she wrote her famous novel, "Strike!"
Local 22, was awarded new contracts by arbitration three times. All three times Mayor Nutter challenged it in court. A successful mass petition drive this year to curb the mayor's power forced Nutter to back down.
Nothing fueled the anti-union Red Scare propagandists more than the Boston police strike of 1919.
AUSTIN, Texas - Despite temperatures pushing the century mark, striking fast-food workers and their supporters rallied for fair wages in the capital of this so-called "right-to-work" state on Aug. 29.
At yesterday's fast food workers strike, Rep. Barbara Lee told workers, " There's no way workers should have to work for minimum wage and still have to rely on food stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid."
They are striking to protest harassment and intimidation by company management, all unfair labor practices.