The Pullman Strike, 1894
The Pullman Strike was a solidarity strike with the factory workers who manufactured Pullman Palace train cars.
Their boss, George Pullman, was also their landlord, and cut wages 25 percent while refusing to lower rents.
As many as 250,000 rail workers and switchmen responded by refusing to touch trains that included Pullman cars, paralyzing rail traffic west of Chicago.
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