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 - 1919 steel
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4. Steel Strike of 1919 -- In September 1919, United States Steel Corporation workers in Pittsburgh organized a strike against poor working conditions, long hours, low wages and corporate harassment regarding union involvement. The strike failed and eventually broke up in January 1920, resulting in an absence of union organization in the steel industry for the next 15 years.

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