Today in Labor History

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June 22, 1977


137 workers on strike at the Grunwick photo processing plant in Willesden, North West London, are supported by the first in a series of solidarity demonstrations and mass pickets attempting to prevent buses carrying scabs from entering the plant.   The mainly female Asian workforce walked out in 1976 over wages and working conditions, were all fired, joined a union, and were on the picket line for two years.

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