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Arizona Copper Mine Strike of 1983: Connexipedia Article
Dispute between the Phelps Dodge Corporation and a unionized copper miners.
Bay View Massacre: Connexipedia Article
A massacre of demonstrators by the Wisconsin National Guard.
The Case of Northwest Airlines: Workers' Rights & Wrongs: Against The Current vol. 125
Rachleff, Peter
Four years ago, when asked by an academic journal to write about whether the strike was still a viable weapon in labor’s “arsenal,” my title was blunt: “Is the Strike Dead?”(1) As is my style, I intro...
Columbine Mine massacre: Connexipedia Article
A conflict in which police and mine guards attacked striking coal miners with machine guns.
Fighting for Union Autonomy: Mexican Miners On Strike: Against The Current vol. 122
La Botz, Dan
On April 20 eight hundred state and federal police launched an assault on 500 striking workers who had been occupying a steel mill in Lázaro Cárdenas. Two were killed, five seriously injured and 40...
Great Southwest Railroad Strike of 1886: Connexipedia Article
A strike against the Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroads involving more than 200,000 workers.
Great Strike of 1913: Connexipedia Article
A near general strike that took place in New Zealand in 1913.
History of union busting in the United States: Connexipedia Article
Union Busting is a term used by labor organizations and trade unions to describe the activities that may be undertaken by employers, their proxies, workers and in certain instances states and governme...
Homestead Strike: Connexipedia Article
A labour lockout and strike which began on June 30, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892.
Labor Politics in Action, 1901-1911: The Union Labor Party of San Francisco: Against The Current vol. 81
Perry, Hayden
In 1900 San Francisco had an organized labor movement that reflected the unique development of this metropolis of the West. San Francisco did not experience the slow and steady growth of Chicago and o...
Labor Scores at Verizon: Against The Current vol. 89
Douglas, Rachel
On August 6 87,000 members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) struck Verizon Communications in twelve states from Maine to Vir...
Labour Spies: Connexipedia Article
Labor spies are persons recruited or employed for the purpose of gathering intelligence, committing sabotage, sowing dissent, or engaging in other similar activities, typically within the context of a...
The Labor Wars
Lens, Sidney
A survey of landmark events in the U.S. labour movement.
Leadville Colorado, Miners' Strike: Connexipedia Article
Occurred as a result of rapid industrialization and consolidation of the mining industry.
Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global
Mason, Paul
Mason realtes a series of struggles for worker and human rights over the past two hundred years and compares them to current struggles.
Ludlow massacre: Connexipedia Article
The violent deaths of 20 people, 11 of them children, during an attack by the Colorado National Guard on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado on April 20,...
Lupeni Strike of 1929: Connexipedia Article
Near the end of 1928, miners' leaders in the Jiu Valley had begun agitating for an extension of their collective work contract.The two sides could not reach an agreement. A trial, and then a strike en...
The Making of Jericho Road: Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
Media Control and Indoctrination in the United States: An Interview With Catherine Komp
Chomsky, Noam
An excerpt from the just released 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s OCCUPY: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity.
Pilbara strike of 1946: Connexipedia Article
A strike by Indigenous Australian pastoral workers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia for human rights recognition and payment of fair wages and working conditions.
Seeds of Fire: A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Slaughterhouse Fight: A Look at the Hormel Strike
Boyce, Steve; Edwards, Jake; Wetzel, Tom
Ssangyong Motors Strike in South Korea Ends in Defeat and Heavy Repression
Goldner, Loren
The hard-right Korean government is signaling with these measures -- its latest and most dramatic "take no prisoners" victory over popular protest in the past year and a half -- its intention to steam...
The Strike and Its Enemies
Ackerman, Seth
Like the progressive labour bureaucrats, today’s generation of young radicals have spent all of their formative years living in the era of capitalist realism — the era of There is No Alternative. And ...
Strike Lessons from the Last Twenty-Five Years: Walking Out and Winning: Against The Current vol. 124
Early, Steve
Labor's strike effectiveness and organizational strength have long been connected. Throughout history, work stoppages have been used for economic and political purposes, to alter the balance of power ...
Strikebreaker: Connexipedia Article
A strikebreaker or scab is a person who works despite an ongoing strike. Strikebreakers are usually individuals who are not employed by the company prior to the trade union dispute, but rather hired p...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VI Number 5
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Union busting: Connexipedia Article
A wide range of activities undertaken by employers, their proxies, and governments, which hinder workers from freely organizing, joining and maintaining trade unions.
UK miners' strike (1984 - 1985): Connexipedia Article
A major industrial action affecting the British coal industry.
What Happened - and Didn't: Behind New York's Transit Strike: Against The Current vol. 124
Downs, Steve
Early on December 20, 2005, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, representing some 33,000 of New York City's subway and bus workers, called a strike. When dawn broke, there was no public transport...
When the UAW Was Young: Against The Current vol. 131
Feeley, Dianne
An interview with Erwin and Estar Baur.

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Miners' strike: senior officer was 'appalled' at conduct of other police
Townsend, Mark
A senior police officer breaks ranks to describe how he and others were "appalled" at the behaviour of colleagues during the 1984-85 miners' strike in the UK, as calls mount for a fresh inquiry into t...

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Perspectives is a small magazine that deals with a variety of social justice and labour struggles with a focus on the London area, though with a global perspective.