10 biggest strikes in U.S. history

Published On: Sep 17 2012 10:21:36 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 04 2014 10:39:46 AM CDT

Arrests began early Thursday morning outside a busy McDonald's in New York City as thousands of fast-food workers coast to coast put down their burger flippers and picked up picket signs in a national strike that included civil disobedience as the workers rally for $15 minimum wages and the right to form a union without retaliation. 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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