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June 05, 2020

On This Day in 1947
TThe House of Representatives approved the Taft-Hartley Act. The legislation allowed the President of the United States to intervene in labor disputes. President Truman vetoed the law but was overridden by Congress.
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The 30 Largest Worker Strikes in America
Posted On: May 07, 2019
May 7, 2019 | STRIKES | American labor unions in recent years have made headlines by striking to demand better pay and working conditions. Teachers unions in at least seven states went on strike in 2018 and 2019. There are over half a million teachers union members, as teaching has one of the highest rates of union membership among professions. The largest of those strikes, which took place over six days in Arizona, resulted in 486,000 idle days for those on strike. In comparison, each of the 30 largest worker strikes in American history resulted in at least 1 million idle days… USA Today
 
 
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