A very brief sketch of Railroad Unions is the topic of this video. As early at 1877, railroad strikes occurred in answer to the economic squeeze imposed on railroad workers through wage cuts. There was often violence with railroad strikes. These events led to better conditions through collective bargaining - lifting railroad workers and most other workers to better living conditions. This video supports an Episode of Ramping Up your English for the unit on Trains and Railroads. Visit LetzCreate.org for all episodes of Ramping Up your English.