A labor strike is simply a voluntary suspension of work, where workers come together in defense of their common demands. Throughout the history of the United States, there have been numerous labor strikes that have been focused on various issues including dismal and dangerous working conditions, low wages, long and strenuous hours, hiring discrimination, stretching workforces too thin, and violating workers' rights to unionize.
From the team at Parker Waichman, this infographic looks at the largest worker strikes in American history, while ranking them by the number off cumulative days off the job. With 400,000 workers involved and the cumulative days off the job totaling an estimated 70.4 million jobs, the United Mine Workers of America Strike (1946) is the largest strike in American history. The strike was focused on workers looking for a health plan for both retired and currently employees, and the strike led to increases in pay, better working conditions, and more.
Infographic by: yourlawyer