Today in Labor History

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August 5, 2011

chile copperMore than 11,000 miners and contractors end their strike at the world’s largest copper mine – Escondida, owned by a private Australian company – in Chile that began in late July over bonus pay to compensate for declining wages tied to production. The strike was part of a wave of growing unrest by workers, students, and environmentalists in Chile against the right-wing Pinera government.

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