Strike wave of 1945-1946

The strike wave of 1945-1946 (also called the great strike wave of 1946) was a series of massive post-war labor strikes from 1945 to 1946 spanning numerous industries and public utilities. During the year after V-J Day, more than five million American workers were involved in strikes, which lasted on average four times longer than those during the war. They were the largest strikes in American labor history.

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