Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

July 15, 1959

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Half a million steelworkers go on strike over proposed work rule changes which would have resulted in reduced hours and layoffs.  The strike affected nearly every steel mill in the country.   The strike ended after the federal government ordered a back-to-work injunction under the provisions of the Taft-Hartley Act, which the Supreme Court upheld.

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