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February 19, 1910

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The Philadelphia Rapid Transit trolley company fires 173 workers – all members of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America – and replaces them with scabs from New York City. Street battles, demonstrations, and a general strike ensued in the city that lasted for 57 days.

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  1. Reblogged this on Fahrenheit 451 Books & Blogs and commented:
    The “System” holds no future for the 99% – A Revolution does – Progressive and Left Wing Books & Blogs – fah451bks.wordpress.com

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