SIT-DOWN STRIKES HIT PA HOSIERY MILLS Hosiery mills in Berks County, Pennsylvania feel the sting of sit-down strikes as hundreds of workers protest working wages and conditions at various factories. Loved ones smuggle supplies to those inside while others who are locked out content themselves with picketing.
PHILADELPHIA TRUCK DRIVERS STRIKE Philadelphia truck drivers go on strike leaving their vehicles in the streets while they gather at Union headquarters. Meanwhile thousands of dollars in food deliveries are held up on loading docks everywhere.
STRIKERS BREAK WINDOWS DURING GAS ATTACK A gas attack against sitdown strikers at a Waukegan, Illinois Fansteel auto parts plant results in plenty of broken windows and strikers who stay put. People outside supply those inside with baseball bats in the event they are attacked again and need to break more windows.
KANSAS CITY FORD PLANT SIT-DOWN STRIKE Workers at a Kansas City, MO Ford auto plant hold a sit-down strike inside while friends and family gather outside to cheer them on. Cut to happy workers leaving the plant after arbitration settles their labor dispute over layoffs.
LABOR STRIKES SWEEP THE U.S. Labor strikes and related riots sweep the country as workers get fed up with low wages and bad working conditions and fight back. Not even local police and National Guard troops can contain them.
MASS TRANSIT STRIKE In Philadelphia, a mass transit strike shuts down the city's subway, bus and streetcar system. People walk, take their cars, compete for taxis and hitchhike to work. Queen Mary passengers pull their own luggage carts.
Date: January 17, 1963 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:15:00, No Audio
MILL WORKERS STAGE WALKOUT STRIKE Mill workers in Fall River, Massachusetts stage a huge walkout on their jobs then proceed to take their places in a picket line to prevent traffic to and from their workplaces. Local police move in to keep the peace.
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