The 10 Biggest Strikes In U.S. History


10 Biggest Strikes In U.S. History

The ability to strike has long been a negotiation tool for many American workers and labor unions. Throughout the country’s history, American workers in a variety of fields have held strikes demanding higher pay, more manageable work hours, better contracts and benefits and improved working conditions. Most recently, fast food workers from various establishments across the country have been making the headlines, as they strike demanding higher than minimum wage pay. For the time being their walk-out numbers don’t come close to those that make up the top ten biggest strikes in U.S. history. These strikers, whose numbers reached the hundreds of thousands, each had varying degrees of success. Here’s a look at their efforts. (For more, see: Is Striking The Best Option?)

You May Also Like

Related Articles
  1. Personal Finance

    Are Labor Unions Effective?

  2. Personal Finance

    The History Behind Labor Strikes In Pro Sports

  3. Personal Finance

    The Rise Of Labor Unions In Pro Sports

  4. Chart Advisor

    Abbott Laboratories

  5. Stock Analysis

    Whole Foods Pricing: Mistake or Misdeed?

  6. Professionals

    Indexing vs. Stock Picking: Which is Better Now?

  7. Stock Analysis

    Whole Foods: How Will Shares React to Price Probe?

Trading Center

You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!