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In the US, sympathy strikes are illegal. In other words, people are not allowed to strike for reasons unrelated to their own contracts of employment. I think the Taft-Hartley Act (1947) makes a General Strike illegal.

The last time there was a general strike in the US was in 1934, but the US has never had a strike affecting the whole country. The 1934 strikes were localised.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 16th, 2007 at 07:17:51 PM EST
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