List of strikes

The following is a list of deliberate absence from work related to specific working conditions (strikes) or due to general unhappiness with the political order (general strikes).

Chronological list of strikes

Seventeenth Century

  • Maine indentured Servants' and Fisherman's Mutiny (1636, British Colonies)
  • Virginia's Indentured Servants' Plot (1661, British Colonies)
  • Maryland Indentured Servants' Strike (1663, British Colonies)
  • Boston ship Carpenter's Protest (1675 British Colonies)
  • Bacon's Rebellion (1676, Virginia, British Colonies)
  • New York City Carters' Strike (1677, British Colonies)
  • New York City Carters' Strike (1684, British Colonies)

Eighteenth Century

  • New York City Bakers' Strike (1741, British Colonies)
  • Florida Indentured Servants' Revolt (1768, British Colonies)
  • New York City Tailors' Strike (1768, British Colonies)
  • Hibernia, New Jersey, Ironworks Strike (1774, British Colonies)
  • Philadelphia Carpenters - First Strike in the U.S. Building Trades (1791, U.S.)
  • Philadelphia River Pilots' Strike (1792, U.S.)

Nineteenth century

  • Philadelphia shoemakers guilty of criminal conspiracy after striking for higher wages (1806, U.S.)
  • Pawtucket Rhode Island, Textile Strike (1824, U.S.)
  • Boston House Carpenters' Strike (1825, U.S.)
  • Philadelphia Carpenters' Strike (1827, U.S.)
  • Paterson New Jersey, Textile Strike (1828, U.S.)
  • Lynn Massachusetts, Shoebinders' Protest (1831, U.S.)
  • Boston Ship Carpenters' Ten-hour Strike (1832, U.S.)
  • Lynn Massachusetts, Shoebinders' Protest (1833, U.S.)
  • Manayunk Pennsylvania, Textile Protest (1833, U.S.)
  • New York City Carpenters' Strike (1833, U.S.)
  • Lowell Massachusetts, Mill Women's Strike (1834, U.S.)
  • Manayunk Pennsylvania, Textile Protest (1834, U.S.)
  • Paterson New Jersey, Textile Strike (1835, U.S.)
  • Lowell Massachusetts, Mill Women's Strike (1836, U.S.)
  • New York City Tailors' Strike (1836, U.S.)
  • Philadelphia Bookbinders' Strike (1836, U.S.)
  • New York City Tailors' Strike (1850, U.S.)
  • New England Shoemakers' Strike (1860, U.S.)
  • Molders' Lockout (1866, U.S.)
  • Sheffield Outrages (1860s, UK)
  • Anthracite Coal Strike (1868, U.S.)
  • Troy New York, Collar Launderesses' Strike (1869, U.S.)
  • Lynn Massachusetts, Shoe Workers' Strike (1872, U.S.)
  • Tompkins Square Riot (1874, New York, U.S.]]
  • Anthracite Coal Strike (1875, U.S.)
  • Great Railroad Strike (1877, U.S.)
  • Cigarmakers' Strike (1877, U.S.]]
  • Cohoes New York, Cotton Mill Strike (1882, U.S.)
  • Cowboy Strike (1883, U.S.)
  • Lynchburg Virginia, Tobacco Workers' Strike (1883, U.S.)
  • Molders' Lockout (1883, U.S.)
  • Fall River Massachusetts, Textile Strike (1884, U.S.)
  • Union Pacific Railroad Strike (1884, U.S.)
  • Cloakmakers' General Strike (1885, U.S.)
  • McCormick Harvesting Machine Company Strike (1885, U.S.)
  • Southwest Railroad Strike (1885, U.S.)
  • Yonkers New York, Carpet Weavers' Strike (1885, U.S.)
  • Augusta Georgia, Textile Strike (1886, U.S.)
  • Cowboy Strike (1886, U.S.)
  • Eight-Hour Strikes (1886, U.S.)
  • McCormick Harvesting Machine Company Strike (1886, U.S.)
  • Southwest Railroad Strike (1886, U.S.)
  • Troy New York, Collar Launderesses' Strike (1886, U.S.)
  • Great Southwest Railroad Strike of 1886 (U.S.)
  • Haymarket Riot (1886, U.S.)
  • Bay View Tragedy (1886, U.S.)
  • Port of New York, Longshoremens' Strike (1887, U.S.)
  • Burlington Railroad Strike (1888, U.S.)
  • Cincinnati Shoemakers' Lockout (1888, U.S.)
  • Matchgirls Strike (1888, London)
  • London Dock Strike of 1889
  • Baseball Players' Revolt (1889, U.S.)
  • Fall River Massachusetts, Textile Strike (1889, U.S.)
  • 1890 Australian Maritime Dispute
  • Southampton Dock Strike of 1890 (UK)
  • Carpenters' Strike for the Eight-Hour Day (1890, U.S.)
  • 1891 Australian shearers' strike
  • Savanna Georgia, Black Laborers' Strike (1891, U.S.)
  • Tennessee Miners' Strike (1891, U.S.)
  • Homestead Strike (1892, U.S.) gains national attention
  • Buffalo switchmen's strike (1892, U.S.)
  • Coeur d'Alene Miners' Strike (1892, U.S.)
  • Coxey's Army marches on Washington D.C. (1894, U.S.)
  • Cripple Creek miners' strike of 1894 (U.S.)
  • Pullman Strike (1894, U.S.)
  • Great Northern Railroad Strike (1894, U.S.)
  • Bituminous Coal Miners' Strike (1894) Birmingham, Alabama
  • Haverhill Massachusetts Shoe Strike (1895, U.S.)
  • Leadville Colorado, Miners' Strike (1896))
  • Lattimer Massacre Strike (1897) (Pennsylvania)
  • Marlboro Massachusetts, Shoe Workers' Strike (1888, U.S.)
  • Buffalo New York, Grain Shovellers' Strike (1899, U.S.)
  • Cleveland Ohio, Street Railway Workers' Strike (1899, U.S.)
  • Coeur d'Alene Miners' Strike (1899, U.S.)
  • The Newsboys Strike (1899, New York City, U.S.)

1900s

  • Anthracite Coal Strike (1900, U.S.)
  • Machinists' Strike (1900, U.S.)
  • Penrhyn Quarry lock-out (1900-1903, Wales)
  • U.S. Steel Recognition Strike of 1901 (U.S.)
  • Machinists' Strike (1901, U.S.)
  • San Francisco Restaurant Workers' Strike (1901, U.S.)
  • The Anthracite Coal Strike (1902, U.S.)
  • Chicago Teamsters' Strike (1902, U.S.)
  • Cripple Creek Colorado, Miners' Strike (1902, U.S.)
  • Colorado Labor Wars, Western Federation of Miners (1903-1904, U.S.)
  • Oxnard Strike of 1903 (U.S.) Sugar Beets
  • Utah Coal Strike (1903, U.S.)
  • New York City Interborough Rapid Transit Strike 991904, U.S.)
  • Packinghouse Workers' Strike (1904, U.S.)
  • Santa Fe Railroad Shopmen's Strike (1904, U.S.)
  • Goldfield Nevada, Miners' Strike (1907 U.S.)
  • New York shirtwaist strike of 1909 "Uprising of the 20,000" (1909, U.S.)
  • Georgia Railroad Strike (1909, U.S.)
  • McKees Rocks Pennsylvania, Steel Strike (1909, U.S.)
  • Watertown Connecticut, Arsenal Strike (1909, U.S.)

1910s

1920s

1930s

  • Imperial Valley California, Farmworkers' Strike (1929, U.S.)
  • Harlan County Kentucky, Miners' Strike (1931, U.S.)
  • Tampa Florida, Cigar Workers' Strike(1931, U.S.)
  • Ã…dalen shootings (1931, Sweden)
  • Battle of Evarts (1931, U.S.)
  • Invergordon Mutiny (1931, UK)
  • Bonus Army March on Washington D.C. (1932, U.S.)
  • California Pea Pickers' Strike (1932, U.S.)
  • Century Airlines Pilots' Strike (1932, U.S.)
  • Davidson-Wiler Tennessee, Coal Strike (1932, U.S.)
  • Ford Hunger March Detroit Michigan (1932, U.S.)
  • Vacaville California, Tree Pruners' Strike (1932, U.S.)
  • Griviţa Strike of 1933 (Romania)
  • Briggs Manufacturing Strike (1933, U.S.)
  • California Farmworkers' Strike (1933, U.S.)
  • Detroit Michigan Tool and Die Strike (1933, U.S.)
  • New Mexico Miners' Strike (1933, U.S.)
  • Harlem New York, Jobs-for-Negroes-Boycott (1934, U.S.)
  • Imperial Valley California, Farmworkers' Strike (1934, U.S.)
  • Auto-Lite Strike (1934, Toledo Ohio, U.S.)
  • Textile Workers' Strike (1934, U.S.)
  • Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 (U.S.)
  • Rubber Workers' Strike (1934, U.S.)
  • Textile workers Strike (1934) (U.S.)
  • 1934 West Coast Longshore Strike (U.S.)
  • NewarkStar-Ledger Strike (1934, U.S.)
  • Battle of Ballantyne Pier (1935, Canada)
  • Copperbelt strike (1935) (Zambia)
  • Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri Metal workers' strike (1935, U.S.)
  • Pacific Northwest Lumber Strike (1935, U.S.)
  • On-to-Ottawa Trek (1935)
  • Southern Sharecroppers' and Farm Laborers' Strike (1935, U.S.)
  • Atlanta Georgia, Auto Workers' Sit-Down Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • Berkshire Knitting Mills Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • General Motors Sit-Down Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • RCA Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • Seamens' Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer Newspaper Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • Rubber Workers' Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • S.S. California strike (1936, U.S.)
  • Remington Rand strike of 1936-1937 (U.S.)
  • Flint Sit-Down Strike General Motors (1936-1937, U.S.)
  • Hershey Pennsylvania, Chocolate Workers' Strike (1937, U.S.)
  • Memorial Day massacre of 1937 "Little Steel Strike" (U.S.)
  • Chicago Newspaper Strike (1938, U.S.)
  • Maytag Strike (1938, U.S.)
  • Hilo Hawaii Massacre (1938, U.S.)
  • Chrysler Auto Strike (1939, U.S.)
  • General Motors Tool and Diemakers' Strike (1939, U.S.)

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

Chronological list of general strikes

See also

Sources

Labor conflict in the United States, An encyclopedia. edited by Ronald Filippelli, assisted by Carol Reilly - Garland Publishing New York & London 1990 (ISBN: 082407968X)

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Strike action, often simply called a strike, is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal by employees to perform work. A strike usually takes place in response to employee grievances.
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A general strike is a strike action by a critical mass of the labour force in a city, region or country. While a general strike can be for political goals, economic goals, or both, it tends to gain its momentum from the ideological or class sympathies of the participants.
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Strike action, often simply called a strike, is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal by employees to perform work. A strike usually takes place in response to employee grievances.
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A sizable indentured servant's plot occurred in Virginia in 1661 over the issue of adequate food. The customary ration for servants at the time included meat three times a week. When a plantation owner named Major Goodwin decided to keep his servants on a diet of cornbread and water,
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Sheffield Outrages, the nadir of which was a series of explosions and murders carried out by a small group of ultra-extremist militants.

By the mid-late 1860s the preponderance of the objectives of the Chartist movement had largely been frustrated.
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The Coal Strike of 1902 was a strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania. The strike threatened to shut down the winter fuel supply to all major cities (homes and apartments were heated with anthracite or "hard" coal
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Several riots have occurred in New York City's Tompkins Square, including:
  • Tompkins Square Riot (1874)
  • Tompkins Square Park Police Riot (1988)

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The Coal Strike of 1902 was a strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania. The strike threatened to shut down the winter fuel supply to all major cities (homes and apartments were heated with anthracite or "hard" coal
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The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States and ended some 45 days later after it was put down by local and state militias, as well as by federal troops.
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The Great Southwest Railroad Strike of 1886 was a labor union strike against the Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroads involving more than 200,000 workers.

In March 1886, railroad workers in the Southwest United States conducted an unsuccessful strike against
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Built/Founded: 1887

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The Bay View Tragedy (often referred to locally, and by labor rights activists, as the Bay View Massacre) was the culmination of events that began on Saturday May 1 1886 when 7,000 building-trades workers joined with 5,000 Polish laborers who had organized at St.
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The London matchgirls strike of 1888 was a strike of the women and teenage girls working at the Bryant and May Factory in Bow, London. The strike was prompted by the poor working conditions in the match factory, including fourteen-hour work days, poor pay, excessive fines, and the
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London
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London Dock Strike was an industrial dispute involving dock workers in the Port of London. It resulted in a victory for the strikers and established strong trade unions amongst London dockers, one of which became a nationally-important Union.
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The 1890 Australian Maritime Dispute, commonly known as the 1890 Maritime Strike, was on a scale unprecedented in the Australasian colonies to that point in time, causing political and social turmoil across all Australian colonies and in New Zealand, including the collapse
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The 1890 Southampton Dock Strike took place in Southampton, England, September, 1890.

The closing years of the 1880s saw a resurgence of trade unionism amongst merchant seamen, dockers and other unskilled workers.
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The 1891 Shearers' Strike is one of Australia's oldest and most important industrial disputes. Working conditions for sheep shearers in 19th century Australia were atrocious. In 1891 wool was one of Australia's largest industries.
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The Homestead Strike was a labor lockout and strike which began on June 30, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892. It is one of the most serious labor disputes in U.S. history.
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The Buffalo switchmen's strike was a two-week strike in August 1892 by railroad workers employed by three railroads in Buffalo, New York. The strike collapsed after two weeks when 8,000 state militia entered the town and other unions refused to support the workers.
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The Cripple Creek miners' strike of 1894 was a five-month strike by the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) in Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA. It resulted in a victory for the union and was followed in 1903 by the Colorado Labor Wars.
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The Pullman Strike occurred when 4,000 Pullman Palace Car Company workers reacted to a 28% wage cut by going on a wildcat strike in Illinois on May 11, 1894, bringing traffic west of Chicago to a halt.
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Bituminous Coal Miners' Strike may refer to any of the following strikes:
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  • Bituminous Coal Strike of 1974
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Birmingham, Alabama

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Nickname: "The Magic City" or "Pittsburgh of the South"
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The Lattimer massacre was an incident in which a sheriff's posse killed nineteen unarmed immigrant miners and wounded scores more. On 10 September, 1897 at the Lattimer mine near Hazleton, Pennsylvania, men under the authority of the Luzerne County sheriff fired on a peaceful labor
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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Nickname(s): Keystone State, Quaker State,
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Motto(s): Virtue, Liberty and Independence

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The Newsboys Strike of 1899 was a youth-led campaign to force change in the way that Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst compensated their child labor force. The strike lasted two weeks, causing Pulitzer's World to reduce its circulation from 360,000 to 125,000.
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The Coal Strike of 1902 was a strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania. The strike threatened to shut down the winter fuel supply to all major cities (homes and apartments were heated with anthracite or "hard" coal
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