Today in Labor History
Today in labor 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.

Today in labor 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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