The Baltimore Railroad Riots of 1877
In 1877, wages for railroad workers were cut for the third time in three years. The work force was also cut, meaning that railroad jobs became more arduous, and some men were now out of work. Additionally, employees were now be required to use company hotels when away from home, which meant a further reduction in real wages. Resulting strikes and riots became uncontrollable and President Hayes was forced to send troops to Baltimore.
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