13 worker revolts and labor union uprisings from sci-fi history

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Whether you’re a machinist on a tylium ship or a working-class superhero in Chicago, there are three things you deserve: a fair wage, a safe working environment and regular breaks (so you can read Blastr, of course). That’s not always how it goes in the world of science fiction, where humans will happily enslave primates just so they don’t have to vacuum and alien gods will in turn happily enslave humans.

So before you head off to enjoy your three-day Labor Day weekend (sorry, readers outside the U.S., this doesn’t apply to you), we wanted to remind you how good you have it by remembering these 13 worker uprisings, labor strikes and corrupt union bosses from science fiction “history”:


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