What was the name of the strike which led to making Labor Day a national holiday?
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike that took place during the summer of 1894. It began when nearly 4,000 factory employees of the Pullman railway company started a strike in response to reduced wages. Boycotts and riots ensued, and President Grover Cleveland eventually called in the Army to bust up the strikers. On June 28, 1894, just six days after the end of the deadly Pullman strike, President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday, as a conciliatory gesture toward the American labor movement.
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