1991 was a bad year to begin a strike
in as we found two examples for the world's longest strike, each lasting 13
That year 600 members
of the Teamsters Local 601 union went on strike at the Diamond of California
plant in September 1991 over a pay dispute.
After 13 years the strike was resolved and although
most of the workers had new jobs, they had 10 days to decide if they would
return back to work and a shiny new five year contract.
That same year, 1991, miners in Fiji went on strike
over low pay and unsafe working conditions.
In 1995 the strike was ruled void and the workers were
ordered back to work but about 370 of them remained on strike.
Finally, after 13 years Fiji's High Court upheld the
previous ruling and the striking miners were fired although they still consider
themselves on strike to this very day.
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