Today in 1877: Firemen and brakemen for the Pennsylvania and Baltimore & Ohio Railroads refuse to work, and refuse to let replacements take their jobs. They manage to halt all railroad traffic at the Camden Junction, just outside of Baltimore.
The railroad companies had cut wages and shortened the workweek. After a second pay cut in June, Pennsylvania Railroad announced that the same number of workers would be expected to service twice as many trains. The work stoppage spread west and eventually became the first nationwide strike.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, Roots Collective will perform on the Great Lawn of Olbrich Botanical Garden at 7pm. There is a small suggested donation. Summer concerts in the garden occur each Tuesday night this month. This is at 3330 Atwood Avenue. More info at 608-246-4550, or visit olbrich.org.
This coming Thursday is a Dane County Timebank Wellness Workshop. From 4:30 to 6pm is Yoga for Busy People – learn techniques to relieve stress, improve posture, and ease pain in the body. From 6 to 7:30pm is a Community Meal – Seasonal soup and fresh salad created by community volunteers, along with locally baked bread and refreshments. This event is by donation and open to all. Location is Center for Families, 2120 Fordem Avenue.Space is limited – to reserve a space please contact Kristin at 608-630-6435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org