Engels in La Plebe 1878

An Epoch-Making Event


Source: Marx and Engels on the Trade Unions, Edited by Kenneth Lapides;
Written: by Engels, La Plebe, January 22, 1878;
First Published: On the United States, Progress Publishers 1979;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden.

The labour question has been placed on the order of the day in America by the bloody strike of the main railway line employees. It is an event which will be epoch-making in American history. Thus the formation of a workersparty is advancing fast in the country and we must follow the movement in order not to be surprised by the important success it will achieve in the near future.