Labor History in 2:00

July 1 - Crushing the Strike

July 1, 2020

On this day in Labor History the year was 1922. That was the day that railroad workers across the United States walked off the job.  During World War I, the railroads had been nationalized by President Woodrow Wilson. Seen as a vital cog of the war machine, the railroads were to be kept running no matter what.  Because they were essential to the war effort, this gave railroad workers leverage.