Category: Our History

A strike in outer space

On 28 December 1973, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) stopped receiving updates from its three astronauts- Jerry Carr, Ed Gibson and William Pogue stationed in space for project titled Skylab 4. The astronauts had been working for 16 hours every day for over a month without any breaks. They were demanded to fill out […]

The Empire Zinc Company Strike

69 years ago, on 17 October, workers of the Empire Zinc Company in New Mexico, USA affiliated to the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers finished their day’s shift and formed a picket line. Workers demanded an end to management’s racist policies that paid Mexican-American workers substantially less than their white colleagues, housed […]

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