Today in Labor History

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March 5, 1984

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Workers employed at the Cortonwood Colliery in Yorkshire go on strike after the British National Coal Board announces the closure of the mine, the first of 20 pit closures that would put 20,000 miners work.  At its height, the miners’ strike of 1984-1985 saw 165,000 miners on strike in the United Kingdom.

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