November 9, 1952 - Philip Murray dies of a heart attack.
November 15, 1952 - David J. McDonald, International Secretary-Treasurer, is appointed to succeed Murray.
July 1, 1956 - Start off our-week "Big Steel Strike."
1957-1966 - The long struggle to establish the Steelworkers as the union for miners at the Noranda-owned Gaspe Copper Mine in Murdochville, Quebec. The mine and smelter were closed by 2002, effectively turning Murdochville into a ghost town.
July 15, 1959 - Start of record 1l6-day steel industry strike.