Began in Martinsburg West Virginia after Baltimore and Ohio railroad cut wages for the third time in a year.
Federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers.
Federal law which established that positions within the federal government should be awarded on the basis of merit instead of political affiliation.
A supreme court decision that severely limited the rights of states to control interstate commerce and led to the creation of the ICC.
Labor protest rally near Chicago's Haymarket square became a riot after a bomb was thrown at police.
Act that was designed to regulate the railroad industry, particularly its monopolistic practices.
Law that committed the American government to opposing monopolies.
Conflict between strikers and private security agents. This lead to a setback among the unionization of steel workers.
Economic depression marked by the collapse of railroad overbuilding and shaky railroad financing that led to bank failures.
A nationwide railroad strike in the US and a turning point in US labor law, pitted American railway union against the Pullman company.
A protest march by unemployed workers from the US led by Jacob Coxey at Washington DC.
Supreme court case which established the separate but equal precedent.