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Industrial Action: see Strike & Trade Union & Industry & Industrial Revolution & Dissent & Protest & Solidarity & Labour & Equality & Oppression & Activist & Resistance & Struggle

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4,783.  And together they begin to make their voices heard.  In October 1836 women from the Lowell Mills gather after work and organise.  Their protest against wage cuts is one of the first strikes in US history.  And they will win.  The mill bosses backed down.  A generation of young women go on to become teachers, writers and college graduates.  Harriet Robinson would become a leading suffragette.  (Woman & United States & Suffragette & Trade Unions & Cotton & Strike & Solidarity & Industrial Action & Industrial Revolution & Factory)  America: The Story of the US: Division

 

 

4,815.  Searching round for a woman’s cause Annie [Besant] found one in the teenage match-girls who worked amidst phosphorous fumes for Bryant and May in East London.  They were paid just between four and ten shillings a week, and if they had dirty feet or an untidy bench they were fined, taking more money out of their already pathetic wages.  Most horrifying of all, the girls ran the constant risk of contracting the hideously disfiguring Phossy Jaw, since Bryant and May persisted in the use of phosphorous which other match companies had given up.  (Woman & Matchstick & Work & Socialism & Strike & Industrial Action)  Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Victoria and Her Sisters

 

4,816.  The owners of Bryant and May threatened the girls with instant dismissal if they didn’t sign a document repudiating the article  [White Slavery in London] and the journalists ... A strike committee was formed ... George Bernard Shaw volunteered as the cashier of the strike fund ... Annie Besant and the girls were triumphant.  (Woman & Matchstick & Work & Socialism & Strike & Industrial Action & Solidarity & Unity)  ibid.

 

 

4,935.  Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.  The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both.  But it must be a struggle.  Power concedes nothing without a demand.  It never did and it never will.  (Rights & Struggle & Freedom & Industrial Action & Action & Protest & Dissent & Strike & Slavery & Black Culture)  Frederick Douglass

 

 

4,940.  Burst down those closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight.  (Right & Homosexual & Industrial Action & Struggle & Fight)  Harvey Milk
 

 

16,981.  The thirties were a rough time for labour relations in the United States.  Organisers were killed, cars were bombed and strikes often turned violent.  Hoffa’s brother was among the victims of a shooting that occurred during one of these strikes.  Troops were sometimes moved in.  (Gangstas & Labour & Strike & Industrial Relations & Murder & Mafia)  Great Crimes & Trials: Jimmy Hoffa

 

 

30,174.  There was still a huge gulf between rich and poor.  In 1910 the chain makers of the black country went on strike ... The most exploited were the women.  (Great Britain & England & Strike & Industrial Action & Chains)  Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History 8/8

 

 

31,193.  The London Docks may have been the gateway to the wealth of empire but the men who worked here were some of the poorest in Britain ... They were paid little and only by the hour.  On average a doctor worked three hours a day.  Resentment ran high.  But all this was about to change.  On August 12th 1889 the London dockers fought back ... Within a week 30,000 men were on strike ... For the strikers the suffering was intense; but not only for the dockers, for their families too ... In London the dock strike took to the streets.  Thousands of dockers and their families marched carrying huge banners, their children holding signs saying please feed us.  (England & Great Britain & Industrial Action & Dockers & Strike & Solidarity)  Jeremy Paxman, The Victorians: Having It All

 

 

31,466.  On 4th May 1926 more than two million ... downed tools ... in solidarity with Britain’s one million miners.  (England & Great Britain & Strike & Solidarity & Industrial Action & Unity & Demonstration)  Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip: An Emotional History of Britain III: Last Hurrah?

 

 

31,599.  The [Brentford] Trico women went out on strike ... After twenty-one weeks with production lines at a standstill Trico gave in.  (Great Britain & England & 1970s & Strike & Industrial Action & Solidarity & Unity)  Dominic Sandbrook, The 70s III: Goodbye Great Britain 75-77

 

 

31,608.  The Day of Action was extended into weeks of action – dustmen, ambulance drivers, caretakers, bus drivers, road-gritters and many more began a series of rolling strikes that caused total chaos.  (Great Britain & England & 1970s & Strike & Industrial Action & Solidarity & Unity & Demonstration)  Dominic Sandbrook, The 70s IV: The Winner Takes It All 77-79

 

 

5,220.  In damned dreams and devilish dark moments I see the horror show of deep-frozen Saturday nights fronting the gates of Hell at Murdoch’s Wapping.  The snorting leviathan lorries smashing down the hill, rage-red front covers of The Sun displayed like pirate flags in the windscreens, smashing down, down to the barbed wire and the purple-faced protesters.  Ah the jumping-jingo joy of those guardians of capitalism, the bobby-gangsta-boys in blue, and see how tenderly they finger their bully-sticks.  (Work & Trade Union & Strike & Industrial Action & Press & Newspapers & Solidarity & Demonstration)  esias   

 

 

48,248.  Ford of Britain can produce 3,100 cars a day.  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  Made in Dagenham 2010 starring Bob Hoskins & Miranda Richardson & Sally Hawkins & Geraldine James & Rosamund Pike & Andrea Riseborough & Jaime Winstone & Daniel Mays & Richard Schiff & Phil Cornwell et al, director Nigel Cole, Ford advert

 

48,249.  Now occupy more than seven square miles.  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  ibid.

 

48,250.  ‘Those for industrial action hands up.’  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  ibid.  Albert

 

48,251.  ‘Machinists threatening strike action – they couldn’t believe it.’  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  ibid.

 

48,252.  ‘That is not unskilled work.’  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  ibid.  Rita convenor

 

48,253.  ‘Everybody out.’  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  ibid.

 

48,254.  ‘26,000 strikes in the United Kingdom.’  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  ibid.  Barbara Castle

 

48,255.  ‘Because they can.  They’re allowed to pay women a lower wage than men.  All over the country women are getting less because they’re women.’  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Women & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  ibid.  Albert

 

48,256.  ‘It’s a glimpse innit of what it could be.’  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  ibid.  woman

 

48,257.  This strike is about one thing and one thing only – fairness.’  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  ibid.

 

48,258.  ‘In six months' time your union won’t exist.  Industry cannot afford to pay women the same rates as men ... It will collapse under the weight of the extra wages.’  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Equality & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  ibid.  Ford boss

 

48,259.  Ford Women Fight On ... Tide Turns Against Dagenham Women.  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Equality & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  ibid.  newspaper headline

 

48,260.  ‘Rights is not privileges.’  (Cars & Factories & Strike & Industrial Action & Rights & Equality & Solidarity & Trade Union & Discrimination)  ibid.  Rita

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