30 Largest Worker Strikes in American History

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30. Communications Workers of America strike against Bell Atlantic
> Duration: Aug. 9, 1998 to Aug. 12, 1998 (3 days)
> No. of strikers: 73,000
> Cumulative days of work: 219,000

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29. 2007 General Motors Strike
> Duration: Sep. 24, 2007 to Sep. 26, 2007 (3 days)
> No. of strikers: 74,000
> Cumulative days of work: 222,000

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28. Northwest Airlines Strike of 1998
> Duration: Aug. 29, 1998 to Sep. 10, 1998 (8 days)
> No. of strikers: 33,700
> Cumulative days of work: 269,600

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27. Seattle General Strike of 1919
> Duration: Feb. 6, 1919 to Feb. 12, 1919 (5 days)
> No. of strikers: 60,000
> Cumulative days of work: 300,000

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26. Communications Workers of America strike against U S West
> Duration: Aug. 16, 1998 to Aug. 30, 1998 (10 days)
> No. of strikers: 34,000
> Cumulative days of work: 340,000