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March 24, 1985

Bolivia's powerful labor unions, bowing to government pressure and defecting rank and file members, voted to end a 16-day-old general strike. The union leadership--representing miners, petroleum workers, factory workers, construction workers and state workers--accepted the government's offer of a 40% wage increase. The agreement came after the government threatened to fire state workers who did not show up on the job Monday.

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