Today in Labor History

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January 23, 1978


A nationwide strike, involving both the public and private sectors, begins in Nicaragua, demanding the end to Anastasio Somoza’s dictatorship.  The general strike paralyzed both private industry and public services for ten dates.  The Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) overthrew Somoza’s U.S.-backed dictatorship the following year.


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