In 1981 President Ronald Reagan fired the entire air traffic controllers union, invoking a law that stated government employees that engaged in a strike forfeited their jobs.
In order to get improvements in their job security amidst the emergence of a rival bus line, bus drivers in Okayama, Japan decided to go on strike in a unique way in 2018. While on strike, they supported the community by continuing to drive their routes, but simply not charging customers.
A 1968 NYC sanitation strike brought the city to its knees in 6 days. A 1970 Irish banker strike had no effect on the economy for 6 months.
In 1917, owners of the Phelps Dodge mining company kidnapped 1,300 striking mineworkers in Bisbee, Arizona, their supporters and bystanders, deported them via a 16 hour train ride across the desert with no food and little water and told them never to come back.
In 1907, French waiters went on strike for the right to have mustaches. In France prior to 1907, mustaches were a symbol of class and stature, while waiters were seen as lower class and thus – not mustache-worthy.
In 1981, Ronald Reagan fired 11,345 air traffic controllers after they refused to end their strike and subsequently banned them from federal service for life. Ironically, the air traffic controllers union had endorsed Reagan in the election. Reagan was not merely the only President who was himself a union leader, but the only one who led his union out on strike.
In 1947, after the price of a chocolate bar increased from 5 cents to 8 cents, 200 kids marched and protested on the capitol building in British Columbia, shutting down the government for a day. It is known as “The Candy Bar Strike”.
In 1947, after the price of a chocolate bar increased from 5 cents to 8 cents, 200 kids marched and protested on the capitol building in British Columbia, shutting down the government for a day. It is known as ” The Candy Bar Strike”.
The leaders of a 1977 miners strike in Communist Romania were given 5 minute chest x-rays after the strike was over to ensure they would develop cancer.
In 1947 Canadian kids started a “strike”, refusing to pay 8 cents for a candy bar whose price had gone up from 5 cents overnight. The movement spread throughout the country, but fizzled when people suspected it of being orchestrated by Communists. The candy remained at 8 cents.