Tag Archives: Strikes

1984: The Battle of Orgreave

On June 18, 1984, 5,000 picketers—members of the UK National Union of Mineworkers and their supporters—arrived at the British Steel Corporation coking plant in Orgreave, South Yorkshire, determined to prevent scab trucks from leaving the plant with deliveries. They were … Continue reading

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1977: Jayaben Desai

Graham Wood: Jayaben Desai (1977) Desai lead the 1977 strike at the Grunwick photo-processing factory in Willesden, London. The workers, predominantly Asian women, not only struck for union recognition, but challenged the stereotype of being silent and subservient. They were … Continue reading

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1886: The Strike

Robert Koehler: The Strike (1886) The Strike spoke to issues of urgent concern on both sides of the Atlantic—issues that remain timely even today. From the painting’s debut and initial reception against a fevered background of seething ferment among industrial … Continue reading

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1938: Youth of Today

John Vachon: Picket line at King Farm, Morrisville PA, August 1938

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2014: Striking Anganwadi Workers

M.A. Sriram: Striking anganwadi workers (2014) (source). In India, anganwadi centers provide community health and child care support by offering nutrition and health education programs, immunizations, basic health care services (including contraception), and child care.

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1989: Overcome Evil with Good

Mineworkers at the Pittston Coal Company went on strike on April 5, 1989. The company had unilaterally made cuts to workers’ health care and ceased providing health care benefits to about 1,500 retirees, widows, and disabled miners. It had also … Continue reading

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1964: Super-Strike

Mike Sekowsky: Justice League of America #28 (June, 1964)

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