Political economist Jack Rasmus says there is no industry that could bring the economy to a halt faster than a railway workers’ strike. This is why both capitalist parties intervened – not only in this strike, but in the very right of railway workers to strike ever. This repression of the transportation industry goes back almost 100 years. On the positive side, the organizational skills of 115,000 workers and their 12 unions is the stuff revolutions are made of. The consequences of defying the capitalists are also spelled out.