1877 St. Louis general strike
The 1877 St. Louis general strike was one of the first general strikes in the United States. It grew out of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. The strike was largely organized by the Knights of Labor and the Marxist-leaning Workingmen's Party, the main radical political party of the era.
|1877 St. Louis general strike|
|Part of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877|
|Date||July 22–July 28, 1877|
|Goals||eight-hour day, ban on child labor|
|Methods||general strike, rally, lockdowns (rails, industry)|
|Casualties and losses|