Thu

23

Feb

2012

Anniversary of the Great Railway Strike of 1877

Samuel Jones Tilden - 25th Governor of New York
Samuel Jones Tilden - 25th Governor of New York
FEBRUARY 21, 2012 12:45PM

The Great Worker Revolt of 1877

Salon, Toritto's Blog:  1877 Worker's Revolt

 

Not  too many folks know much about the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, put down by Federal troops. It’s one of those now obscure labor disputes of ancient times; useless information which bears no resemblance to modern day America.  Certainly nothing mentioned in American History class in high school.

 

Au contraire mon frere!

 

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Wed

09

Feb

2011

Labour unions boost Egypt protests

Pro-democracy protesters have gathered outside the parliament, near Cairo's Tahrir Square [AFP]
Pro-democracy protesters have gathered outside the parliament, near Cairo's Tahrir Square [AFP]

From Aljazeera

Last Modified: 09 Feb 2011 14:38 GMT

Thousands of factory workers stay away from work as pro-democracy protesters continue to rally seeking Mubarak's ouster.

 

 

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Thu

21

Oct

2010

French unions called Thursday for two more days of protests against government plans

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Fri

01

Oct

2010

Wave of strikes cripples Europe as workers vent fury at budget cuts

Source: The Independent   Thursday, 30 September 2010
 

Wave of strikes cripples Europe as workers vent fury at budget cuts.

Series of co-ordinated protests hits 13 capital cities from Madrid to Brussels

By Anita Brooks in Madrid and Vanessa Mock in Brussels 

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