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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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Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than GM
Posted On: Sep 18, 2019
Sept. 18, 2019 | OPINION | Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades. Last year’s victorious teachers’ strike in West Virginia was the initial spark, helping inspire statewide walkouts in Oklahoma and Arizona as well as strikes in Kentucky, Colorado and Los Angeles. The G.M. strikers could taste labor’s newfound successes and momentum…G. M. strikes have often been signal events in American history… The New York Times  Related: Heartless and Unconscionable: General Motors cuts healthcare to striking workers
 
 
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