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 - 1934 textiles
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6. Textile Workers Strike of 1934 -- On Labor Day in 1934, after years of long hours and low wages, more than 400,000 American textile workers on the East Coast went on strike in response to what they believed was negligent representation of textile labor in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's National Recovery Administration. A lack of outside support forced the strike to end after just 20 days.

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