Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

August 1, 1917


Labor organizer and IWW leader Frank Little is dragged from his hotel room in Butte, Montana, by masked men and lynched, hung from a railroad trestle.  Little had been active in helping to organize a miners’ strike against the Anaconda Copper Company.  Pinkerton agents were suspected of murdering Little, but his killers were never brought to justice.


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