|New Orleans streetcar strike|
|Date||July 1, 1929 -|
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
The 1929 New Orleans streetcar strike was a labor dispute between streetcar workers and the New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI). Involving 1,100 workers, it began on July 1, 1929, and lasted over four months.  It is credited with the creation of the Po' boy sandwich. 
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The Denver streetcar strike of 1920 was a labor action and series of urban riots in downtown Denver, Colorado, beginning on August 1, 1920, and lasting six days. Seven were killed and 50 were seriously injured in clashes among striking streetcar workers, strike-breakers, local police, federal troops and the public. This was the "largest and most violent labor dispute involving transportation workers and federal troops".
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