10 biggest strikes in U.S. history

POSTED: 9:21 AM Sep 17 2012   UPDATED: 8:47 AM Feb 02 2015

The United Steelworkers union asked union workers at nine U.S. refineries to stop working after a national contract covering dozens of oil facilities expired on Monday. Take a look back at the 10 biggest strikes in U.S. history.

Biggest Strikes - 1922 railroad
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5. Railroad Shop Workers Strike of 1922 -- More than 400,000 railroad shop workers from a conglomeration of unions went on strike in July 1922 over a 7-cent cut in pay. They settled for a 5-cent pay cut and went back to work in October.

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