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Sumpter. Federal Labor Union #10,418 of Sumpter, Oregon. Leaflet.

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Collection McCord
Date of photo 1903
Description Federal Labor Union #10,418 of Sumpter, Oregon. Adopted union wage scale effective May 1, 1903. Printed leaflet. Sumpter miners have adopted the wage scale endorsed by the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) with home office in Denver, Colorado. The WFM union leaders were later charged with hiring the December 31, 1905, assassination of ex-governor of Idaho Frank Steunenberg in Caldwell, Idaho. It was alleged the killing of Steunenberg was in retaliation for his having broken up the miners strike in northern Idaho in 1898 and as a warning to other government officials.
Object ID 1981.1.1819
Place Sumpter
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