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April 5, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tens of thousands of Soviet workers went on strike Thursday in the industrial center of Minsk to protest the government's massive price increases earlier this week as labor unrest threatened to spread. As the strikes closed most of the major factories in Minsk, a key manufacturing center in Soviet Byelorussia, an estimated 30,000 workers gathered in the main square to demand higher pay, according to the independent news agency Interfax.
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NEWS
April 5, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tens of thousands of Soviet workers went on strike Thursday in the industrial center of Minsk to protest the government's massive price increases earlier this week as labor unrest threatened to spread. As the strikes closed most of the major factories in Minsk, a key manufacturing center in Soviet Byelorussia, an estimated 30,000 workers gathered in the main square to demand higher pay, according to the independent news agency Interfax.
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September 19, 1990 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Worried about protecting the rights of labor as the Soviet Union uses market forces to transform its economy, delegates representing 55 million workers met Tuesday to establish an independent trade union system. "There is great uncertainty about the future," Igor Y. Klochkov, chairman of the new Federation of Independent Trade Unions of the Russian Republic, told the opening of its second organizational congress. "Only an independent trade union can represent the interests of workers."
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September 19, 1990 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Worried about protecting the rights of labor as the Soviet Union uses market forces to transform its economy, delegates representing 55 million workers met Tuesday to establish an independent trade union system. "There is great uncertainty about the future," Igor Y. Klochkov, chairman of the new Federation of Independent Trade Unions of the Russian Republic, told the opening of its second organizational congress. "Only an independent trade union can represent the interests of workers."
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