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The following is a list of deliberate absence from work related to specific working conditions (strikes) or due to general unhappiness with the political order (general strikes).

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Chronological list of strikes

Seventeenth century

Date Strike Location
1619 Polish craftsmen strike Jamestown, Virginia colony
1636 Indentured Servants' and Fisherman's Mutiny Province of Maine
1661 Virginia's Indentured Servants' Plot Virginia colony
1663 Maryland Indentured Servants' Strike Province of Maryland
1675 Boston ship carpenter's Protest Boston, Massachusetts Bay colony
1676 Bacon's Rebellion Virginia colony
1677 New York City Carters' Strike Province of New York
1684 New York City Carters' Strike Province of New York

Eighteenth century

Date Strike Location
1741 New York City Bakers' Strike New York City, Province of New York
1768 Florida Indentured Servants' Revolt East Florida
1768 New York City Tailors' Strike New York City, Province of New York
1774 Hibernia, New Jersey, Ironworks Strike Province of New Jersey
1787 Calton Weavers Strike Calton, Glasgow, Scotland
1791 Philadelphia Carpenters - First Strike in the U.S. building trades Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1792 Philadelphia River Pilots' Strike Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Nineteenth century

1800-1850

Date Strike Location
1806 Philadelphia shoemakers' strike Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1824 Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Textile Strike Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
1825 Boston House Carpenters' Strike Boston, Massachuetts, United States
1827 Philadelphia Carpenters' Strike Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Paterson, New Jersey, Textile Strike (1828, U.S.)
  • Lynn, Massachusetts, Shoebinders' Protest (1831, U.S.)
  • Boston Ship Carpenters' Ten-hour Strike (1832, U.S.)
  • Lynn. Massachusetts, Shoebinders' Protest (1833, U.S.)
  • Manayunk. Pennsylvania, Textile Protest (1833, U.S.)
  • New York City Carpenters' Strike (1833, U.S.)
  • Lowell Massachusetts, Mill Women's Strike (1834, U.S.)
  • Manayunk Pennsylvania, Textile Protest (1834, U.S.)
  • 1835 Boston Carpenters Strike (1835, U.S.)
  • Philadelphia 11-hour Day Movement (1835, U.S.)
  • 1835 Paterson Textile Strike (1835, U.S.)
  • Lowell Massachusetts, Mill Women's Strike (1836, U.S.)
  • New York City Tailors' Strike (1836, U.S.)
  • Philadelphia Bookbinders' Strike (1836, U.S.)
  • Khewra Salt Mines#Miners Resistance to the British Strikes (1849 - 1872, India)
  • Kashmiri Silk Workers protests on 6th July 1847
  • New York City Tailors' Strike (1850, U.S.)

1850-1899

20th century

1900s

1910s

1920s

1930s

  • Imperial Valley California, Farmworkers' Strike (1929, U.S.)
  • Tampa Florida, Cigar Workers' Strike (1931, U.S.)
  • Ådalen shootings (1931, Sweden)
  • Battle of Evarts, Harlan County Mining Strike (1931, U.S.)
  • Invergordon Mutiny (1931, UK)
  • California Pea Pickers' Strike (1932, U.S.)
  • Century Airlines Pilots' Strike (1932, U.S.)
  • Davidson-Wiler Tennessee, Coal Strike (1932, U.S.)
  • Ford Hunger March Detroit Michigan (1932, U.S.)
  • Vacaville California, Tree Pruners' Strike (1932, U.S.)
  • Griviţa Strike of 1933 (Romania)
  • Briggs Manufacturing Strike (1933, U.S.)
  • California Farmworkers' Strike (1933, U.S.)
  • Detroit Michigan Tool and Die Strike (1933, U.S.)
  • New Mexico Miners' Strike (1933, U.S.)
  • Harlem New York, Jobs-for-Negroes-Boycott (1934, U.S.)
  • Kohler Strike, Sheboygan, Wisconsin (1934, U.S.)
  • Imperial Valley California, Farmworkers' Strike (1934, U.S.)
  • Auto-Lite Strike (1934, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.)
  • Textile Workers' Strike (1934, U.S.)
  • Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 (U.S.)
  • Rubber Workers' Strike (1934, U.S.)
  • Textile workers Strike (1934) (U.S.)
  • 1934 West Coast Longshore Strike (U.S.)
  • NewarkStar-Ledger Strike (1934, U.S.)
  • Battle of Ballantyne Pier (1935, Canada)
  • Copperbelt strike (1935) (Zambia)
  • Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri Metal workers' strike (1935, U.S.)
  • Pacific Northwest Lumber Strike (1935, U.S.)
  • On-to-Ottawa Trek (1935)
  • Southern Sharecroppers' and Farm Laborers' Strike (1935, U.S.)
  • Atlanta Georgia, Auto Workers' Sit-Down Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • Berkshire Knitting Mills Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • Flint Sit-Down Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • RCA Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • Seafarer's Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer Newspaper Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • Rubber Workers' Strike (1936, U.S.)
  • S.S. California strike (1936, U.S.)
  • Remington Rand strike of 1936-1937 (U.S.)
  • Flint Sit-Down Strike General Motors (1936-1937, U.S.)
  • Hershey Pennsylvania, Chocolate Workers' Strike (1937, U.S.)
  • Memorial Day massacre of 1937 "Little Steel Strike" (U.S.)
  • Chicago Newspaper Strike (1938, U.S.)
  • Maytag Strike (1938, U.S.)
  • Hilo Hawaii Massacre (1938, U.S.)
  • Chrysler Auto Strike (1939, U.S.)
  • General Motors Tool and Diemakers' Strike (1939, U.S.)

1940s

  • Ford Motor Strike (1940, U.S.)
  • Disney animators' strike (1941, U.S.)
  • Allis-Chalmers Strike (1941, U.S.)
  • Captive Coal Miners' Strike (1941, U.S.)
  • Detroit Michigan, Hate Strike against Black Workers (1941, U.S.)
  • February Strike (1941, Netherlands)
  • International Harvester Strike (1941, U.S.)
  • New York City Bus Strike (1941, U.S.)
  • North American Aviation Strike (1941, U.S.)
  • 1942-43 musicians' strike (U.S.)
  • Bituminous Coal Strike (1943, U.S.)
  • Detroit Michigan, Hate Strike against Black Workers (1943, U.S.)
  • Detroit Michigan Race Riot (1943, U.S.)
  • Hollywood Black Friday (U.S.)
  • Philadelphia Transit Strike (1944, U.S.)
  • Port Chicago mutiny (1944, U.S.)
  • Kelsey-Hayes Strike (1945, U.S.)
  • New York City Longshoreman's Strike (1945, U.S.)
  • Montgomery Ward Strike (1945, U.S.)
  • Oil Workers' Strike (1945, U.S.)
  • 1945 Swedish Metal Workers' Strike
  • African Mine Workers' Strike (1946, S.A.)
  • Bituminous Coal Strike (1946, U.S.)
  • Electrical Manufacturing Strike (1946, U.S.)
  • General Motors' Strike (1946, U.S.)
  • Pittsburgh Power Strike (1946, U.S.)
  • 1946 Queensland meat industry strike (1946, Australia)
  • Railroad Strike (1946, U.S.)
  • Steel Strike (1946, U.S.)
  • 1946 Pilbara strike, (Western Australia)
  • Hawaiian Sugar Strike (1946)
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Strike (1947, U.S.)
  • Telephone Strike (1947, U.S.)
  • Longshore Strike (1948, U.S.)
  • 1948 Queensland Railway strike (Australia)
  • Asbestos Strike (1949) Quebec, Canada
  • 1949 Australian coal strike (1949)
  • Hawaiian Dock Strike (1949, U.S.)

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

21st century

Chronological list of general strikes

Date Name Location
1820 1820 Rising Scotland
1842 1842 General Strike England
1877 Saint Louis General Strike Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
1892 New Orleans General Strike New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
1909 1909 Swedish General Strike Sweden
1910 Philadelphia General Strike Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1912 1912 Brisbane General Strike Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1918 Vancouver general strike Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1919 Seattle General Strike Seattle, Washington, United States
1919 Winnipeg General Strike Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1920 Italian, Anti-Fascist General Strike Italy
1926 UK general strike of 1926 United Kingdom
1933 French general strike of 1933 France
1934 San Francisco general strike of 1934 San Francisco, California, United States
1936 Palestinian general strike Palestine
1942 1942 Luxembourg General Strike Luxembourg
1953 Uprising of 1953 East Germany
1956 Yleislakko 1956 Finland
1968 French general strike of May 1968 France
1973 Uruguay general strike of 1973 Uruguay
1974 Ulster Workers' Council Strike Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1988 Spanish general strike of 1988 Spain
1992 April 1992 general strike in Nepal Nepal
1998 1998 Puerto Rican General Strike Puerto Rico
2002 - 2003 Venezuelan general strike of 2002-2003 Venezuela
2006 2006 democracy movement in Nepal Nepal
2007 2007 Guinea general strike Guinea
2008 2008 Egyptian general strike Egypt

See also

Sources

Labor conflict in the United States, An encyclopedia. edited by Ronald Filippelli, assisted by Carol Reilly - Garland Publishing New York & London 1990 (ISBN 082407968X)

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