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October 23, 2019

On This Day in 1989
An explosion and fire demolished the Phillips Petroleum refinery in Pasadena, Texas killing 23 and injuring 314. The initial blast registered 3.5 on the Richter scale, and the fire took 10 hours to bring under control.
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46,000 UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants and 22 Warehouses
Updated On: Sep 16, 2019
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | (Click image to enlarge.) Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago. The UAW on Sunday night said "dialogue is continuing" with the Detroit automaker, but a GM spokesman said talks were halted amid an increasingly acrimonious atmosphere and an unorthodox response by GM that breaks with decades of bargaining protocol. The UAW said a bargaining session is scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday. As the clock struck just before midnight, workers streamed out of the GM Flint Assembly Plant and moved toward their vehicles on the lots. In single lines and orderly fashion… The Detroit News  Photo/Bill Pugliano, Getty Images
 
 
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