In June of 1914, many miners in Butte were unsatisfied with their union, the Butte Miners’ Union. A union is supposed to stand up for the rights of its workers, such as negotiating fair pay. The miners felt their union was not doing this, and shortly after Miners’ Union Day, they rioted against the union leaders. On June 23, 1914, miners took dynamite from the nearby Steward Mine and blew up the Miners’ Union Hall. Four men were injured and one man was killed during the riot. Because of the riot, martial law was declared in Butte.
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