Thursday, November 23 2017

1170 BC - earliest known labor strike

I don't know if this is actually true; I'll try to find out more. The website at

www.peacebuttons.info/E-News/peacehistorynovember.htm

says:

November 23, 1170 BCE




The first recorded strike took place in Egypt when necropolis workers who had not been paid for their work in more than two months sat down and refused to work until they were paid and able to eat.


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