On June 6, 1937. more than 12,000 members of the United Auto Workers, their families and supporters living in Lansing, Michigan, shut down the city.
Citing the company's retaliation against workers, striking Walmart moms will join fellow workers, families, and community supporters nationwide as early as Friday.
On May 28, 1946, more than 30,000 workers in Rochester, N.Y., staged a successful one-day general strike.
The tragic, brutal and deadly attack on striking miners and their families shocked, saddened and outraged working people and most Americans.
Hundreds of nurses, hospital workers and supporters hit the picket line in the bitter cold here, Feb. 11.
For the past 18 months, University of Illinois Chicago faculty have been negotiating for a livable salary for full-time lecturers.
The sit-down tactic proved extremely effective. Workers literally sat in at their jobs and refused to leave. As a result, the company was unable to hire scab replacements.
On this day in 1946, some 750,000 steel workers walked off the job in the largest work stoppage in the industry.
CHICAGO - Fast food workers in at least 100 cities are planning to walk off the job this Thursday in what organizers describe as the largest strike action yet in their drive for higher pay.
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 .