10 major labor strikes throughout U.S. history
- May 19, 2022
- Judith Stepan-Norris, sociology, History, May 19, 2022
In the 1800s and early 1900s, picketers often faced the risk of being beaten up by police or thugs recruited by management. “The U.S. has one of the most violent labor histories in the world,” says Judith Stepan-Norris, a research professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and co-author of an upcoming book on the U.S. labor movement from 1900 to 2015.
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