10 biggest strikes in U.S. history

POSTED: 11:21 AM Sep 17 2012   UPDATED: 10:47 AM Feb 02 2015

The United Steelworkers union asked union workers at nine U.S. refineries to stop working after a national contract covering dozens of oil facilities expired on Monday. Take a look back at the 10 biggest strikes in U.S. history.

Biggest Strikes - 1902 coal
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3. Great Anthracite Coal Strike -- Seeking better wages and conditions, more than 147,000 coal miners went on strike from May to October 1902 in eastern Pennsylvania, an area that contained the majority of the nation’s supply of anthracite coal. With an energy crisis looming, workers got a 10 percent raise -- half of what they were bargaining for.


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