1929 New Orleans streetcar strike

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.[1] It is credited with the creation of the Po' boy sandwich.[2]

New Orleans streetcar strike
DateJuly 1, 1929 -
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


  1. ^ "July 1, 1929: Streetcar Workers Strike in New Orleans". Zinn Education Project.
  2. ^ Mizell-Nelson, Michael. "1929 Streetcar Strike - Stop 4 of 9 in the Streetcars and their Historian Michael Mizell-Nelson tour". New Orleans Historical.