10 biggest strikes in U.S. history

Published On: Sep 17 2012 11:21:36 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 04 2014 11:39:46 AM EDT

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.

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10. 1997 UPS workers strike -- The largest U.S. strike of the 1990s was lead by 185,000 UPS Teamsters who walked off the job in August 1997 for better wages, more full-time jobs and other issues, affecting shipping nationwide.

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