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Behind The Strikes At Wal-Mart, McDonald's, Ports

Publication Date: 
December 05, 2012
CNN Money - Fortune
Emily Jane Fox

What gives? It's a message from workers that they have finally had enough, labor experts say.

Having endured a deep recession, when their jobs were imperiled and their low wages remained unchanged, workers have been under tremendous stress.


"There's more of an awakening and more self-assertion," said William Gould IV, who chaired the National Labor Relations Board under President Clinton and is now a law professor at Stanford University. "That's going to continue."