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March 6, 1916
Senators and congressmen who don't own cars are forced to walk to work when street motormen and conductors strike for higher wages (.30/hr) and a 9-hour day. Among the labor leaders who arrive to conduct the strike are Mother Jones and officials of the American Federation of Labor.
January 29, 1980
Canadian Union of Postal Workers president Jean-Claude Parrot began serving a 3-month prison sentence for defying back-to-work legislation by refusing to tell workers to return to work.
April 2, 1937
Hershey, Pennsylvania witnessed a six-day sit-down strike of workers at the Hershey Chocolate Corporation in 1937. The strike ended in violence, as dairy workers and non-striking Hershey employees stormed the factory to force out strikers. Eventually, Hershey Corporation workers signed an agreement with the Bakery and Confectionery International Union, becoming one of the first American candy companies to unionize.