1. Why do workers go out on strike?
2. What are the risks involved in joining a strike? What are the benefits?
3. What factors contribute to the success or failure of a strike, from the workers' and the owners' points of view?
"Lynn Shoeworkers Strike"
It was the largest strike in New England up to that time.
"Chinese Workers Arrive in North Adams"
The factory owner used Chinese immigrants to replace strikers.
"Bread and Roses Strike Begins"
It was a watershed event in American labor history.
"Strike Ends in Hopedale"
The strike shocked the owners of a model factory town.
"Telephone Operators Strike"
Women strikers brought New England business to a standstill.
"Boston Police Vote to Unionize, Precipitating Riots"
Riots broke out when policemen went out on strike.
"New Bedford Strikers Cast Vote"
Economic pressure results in a pay cut.