July 24 America’s First General Strike

From Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1877.  Workers organized the first general strike in American history.  The strike was an outgrowth of the railroad strike which you may know, if you are a regular listener of Labor History in 2:00, that started ten days earlier in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

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