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Oct. 21, 1933
Wisconsin dairy farmers began their third strike of the year in an attempt to raise the price of milk paid to producers during the Great Depression. Several creameries were bombed before the strike ended a month later. The economy eventually improved, allowing the farmers to make more money.
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Talks With GM ‘Have Taken a Turn for the Worse’
Posted On: Oct 07, 2019
Oct. 7, 2019 | STRIKES | Talks between the United Auto Workers union and General Motors "have taken a turn for the worse," according to the union's chief negotiator, suggesting that no immediate end is in sight for the auto industry's longest strike in decades. The setback in talks followed several days of reported progress between the two sides. They hope to reach a new four-year deal. Terry Dittes, the vice president of the United Auto Workers union negotiating team, sent a letter to members midday Sunday saying that the union found the company's latest contract proposal to be totally unacceptable to the union. "They reverted back to their last rejected proposal and made little change," said Dittes' letter. He said the union negotiators "could not be more disappointed" in GM's position… CNN
 
 
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