#OtD 21 Apr 1894, a nationwide strike of coal miners in the US against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. Learn more in this great book: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/products/strike-jeremy-brecher
@workingclasshistory this was like such a huge part of us history that barely got covered in my school. like basically it was "we built the railroads thanks to the 'captains of industry' and then there were some strikes yada yada yada anyways moving on to the great depression actually nvm lets just skip to wwi"
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