Nine Powerful Photos of Labor Disputes Throughout History

By Sahid Fawaz

Labor history is one of struggle, violence, and determination. Workers took it upon themselves to right the wrongs imposed on them by their employers. Below are nine pictures that capture that struggle, during both the high points and the low points.

1946 Bituminous Coal Strike

1994 A.E. Staley Lockout

1934 Textile Workers Strike

1937 Woolworth’s Sit-Down Strike

1912 Lawrence Strike

1934 Teamsters Strike

1981 PATCO Strike

1934 Textile Workers Strike

2007 Stagehands Broadway Strike

 

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