10 biggest strikes in U.S. history

Published On: Sep 17 2012 11:21:36 AM EDT   Updated On: Feb 02 2015 10:47:27 AM EST

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.

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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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