10 biggest strikes in U.S. history

POSTED: 11:21 AM Sep 17 2012   UPDATED: 11:39 AM Sep 04 2014

Arrests began early Thursday morning outside a busy McDonald's in New York City as thousands of fast-food workers coast to coast put down their burger flippers and picked up picket signs in a national strike that included civil disobedience as the workers rally for $15 minimum wages and the right to form a union without retaliation. Take a look back at the 10 biggest strikes in U.S. history.

Biggest Strikes - 1946 coal
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7. 1956 Bituminous Coal Strike -- On April Fools’ day of 1946, the United Mine Workers of America called on 400,000 bituminous coal miners in 26 states to strike for safer conditions, health benefits and pay. The strike lasted until December.

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