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Williams Album 0 : p. 14
Calumet Public School Library

Copper Miners' Strike, Mich., 1913-1914

Copper mines and mining -- Michigan -- Calumet


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Newspaper clippings (Mar. 5 to Apr. 12, 1914) regarding the 1913 Copper Miners' Strike by the employees of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company in the Calumet, Michigan area. Page is hand numbered ""14"". -- Mar. 5 - Testimony for the congressional inquiry continued including defense of the Michigan National Guard. -- Mar. 6 - Chairman Taylor opened the congressional inquiry, Ed. McCormack, attorney for Sheriff Cruse will address the committee. -- Mar. 7 - Chairman Taylor said that no decision has been made by the strike investigation committee. Attorney Allan F. Rees representing the companies reported the same. -- Mar. 8 - the annual report of the Osceola Consolidated Mining company was issued. -- Mar. 11 - Chicago - Charles H. Moyer, president of the Western federation of Miners said all Federation organizers would be withdrawn and men should return to work. -- Mar. 23 - Federation supporters from Calumet, Portage Lake and South Range parade in Hancock. W.F. Davidson, executive board member of the Western Federation of Miners encouraged men to hold out. -- Mar. 25 - Washington - Chairman Charles T. Taylor of the congressional committee asked John Mitchell, labor leader, about suggestions of legislation, and stated that the committee would like to hear President Quincy A. Shaw of the Calumet & Hecla company. -- Mar. 30 - Big Annie Clemenc, president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Western Federation of Miners has arrived. She has been working with Mrs. Bloor, a prominent Socialist writer. -- Apr. 10 - Five local unions will vote on the termination of the strike. -- Apr. 11 - Remaining strikers and members of Western Federation will see outcome of locals vote tomorrow. -- Apr. 12 - A majority of voters of the Calumet, Ahmeek, Mass City, South Range and Hancock locals decided to call off the strike. Official returns were given by Carl E. Heittala, secretary of the district union. Circuit Judge P.H. O'Brien, that with help of county probation and juvenile officer Thomas H. McGrath, he has distributed money donated from Detroit labor unions to sufferers of Italian Hall disaster.

Williams Album 0 : p. 14

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