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
The St. Louis Republic rendered the strikers as greedy and ruthless.
DateJuly 22–July 28, 1877
Location
Goalseight-hour day, ban on child labor
Methodsgeneral strike, rally, lockdowns (rails, industry)
Casualties and losses
Deaths: 18

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