Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

November 4, 1996

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A 28-month-long strike by rubber workers against Bridgestone-Firestone over the company’s demands for huge wage and benefit concessions and elimination of union protections ends with the rehiring of all former strikers, a wage increase, and all but one of the workers’ demands. A coordinated global campaign put pressure on the company by publicizing its pollution record, its workplace safety and health violations, and its lack of civic responsibility.

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