In memory of American trade unionists, never has a President of the United States been so favorable to their demands.
The support of the White House, however, is only part of the explanation for the explosion in the number of strikes in the United States since the start of the year.
More than 17 social conflicts have already erupted in October, bringing the total to nearly 180 this year.
Last week, one of the most important joined Deere, the giant of agricultural equipment.
A strike of 1,400 workers in four states also hits Kellogg Co., the leader in breakfast cereals.
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Mondelez International, a multinational biscuit company, is in a similar situation.
About 650 workers at an ExxonMobil refinery in Beaumont (Texas) have been on strike since… May 1st.
Replaced by non-strikers and executives, and denied access to the refinery, they have just rejected the new contract proposal made by management.
In the United States, strikes are rare but often harsh.
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