10 biggest strikes in U.S. history

Published On: Sep 17 2012 11:21:36 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 22 2013 10:27:04 AM EDT

With transit workers in California's Bay Area returning to work, ending a strike that paralyzed the nation's fifth-largest train system, take a look back at the 10 biggest strikes in U.S. history.

Biggest Strikes - 1959 steel
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8. Steel Strike of 1959 -- More than 500,000 steel workers walked off the job nationwide in November 1959 over a demand for higher wages and to protect a contract clause that guaranteed worker jobs and hours. They won their case on both issues.

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