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July 14 The Great Uprising

July 14, 2015

On this day in Labor History the year was 1877. That was the day that what would come to be known as the “Great Upheaval” or “Great Uprising” began in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Railroad workers were angry.  They had seen their wages cut twice in six months by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.  

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