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Arts & Culture / New York

Today in NYC History: The Failed Sewer Strike of 1971

NYC bridges locked by municipal workers in 1971

Across the United States, the power of organized labor has been largely diminished, but in New York City, unions remain relevant, throwing their muscle behind campaigns and driving public policy. Even here, however, labor has receded from its high-water mark, a moment that labor historian Joshua Freeman believes took place …

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