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1952 steel strike

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US STEEL STRIKE

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Steel Strike Begins AKA Us Steel Strike (1949)

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Strike, USA, 1952

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Stay Down Strike 1952

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July 23rd 1952 - European Coal and Steel Community is established | HISTORY CALENDAR

The 1952 steel strike was a strike by the United Steelworkers of America against U.S. Steel and nine other steelmakers. The strike was scheduled to begin on April 9, 1952, but President Harry S Truman nationalized the American steel industry hours before the workers walked out. The steel companies sued to regain control of their facilities. On June 2, 1952, in a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952), that the president lacked the authority to seize the steel mills. The Steelworkers struck to win a wage increase. The strike lasted 53 days, and ended on July 24, 1952, on essentially the same terms the union had proposed four months earlier.
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