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[Video] The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 | NYC Marxist School 2022

After a period of ebb in the class struggle, the American labor movement today is taking the initial steps to reclaim the traditions of the past. We see the ongoing struggle of railroad workers, who were preparing to shut down the railways before the Biden government imposed union-busting legislation to ban their right to strike. How can workers today fight and win? Mark Rahman answered this question at the 2022 New York Marxist School by providing an overview of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 and drawing on the lessons of this inspiring period of US history referred to as the labor wars.

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