Eye Opener (Butte, Mont.) 193?-1941, May 16, 1934, Image 1

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peeth etme NNN MB SEN ANNA NENT MRM OY b . & . : ae * Just e Little ' lod y a : by ‘The Post y } . 5 . ‘Welocloa Geezece,,...Vot a Cocktail---But a Stimulant. Ss Ae VOLUME III * a Sa\ | BUTTE, MONTANA, MAY 16, 1934 en Inewaxper Puc wae Sore HUNDRED PER CENT powerful its loyalty by. offeting Bltte Miners’ Union No. 1 every possible assistance. The communicatic@ received states that their entire treagury is at the dis- posal of the Butte Union should they need it. Just such @icouraging mess- ages are coming from all parts of the country. “It is mighty fine to know that labor is so com@letely solidfied in this all important issae,” was the sen- timent expressed at Union Headquarters. Unions all over, big and small, are unusually interested in the Butte Miner's welfare and the outcatne of the present F2e3 vi fe a : if ii ~ Ps E 8 5 g 5 T? ret tf a cgi’ z i g : i © it Fe be tT pea THIS IS A GENERAL ~— STRIKE The daily Press gives the impression that this is merely a Miner’s and Engin- eer’s strike. Such is not the case, as all crafts employed by the Anaconda Company on the Butte Hill are out on strike. The following is a complete list of the Unions striking for better conditions on the Butte Hill: Miners Union, Engineers Union, Mach- inists Union, Electrical Workers Union No. 65, Blacksmiths Union, Boilermakers Union, Structural Iron Workers, . Car- penters Union, Teamsters Union, Gen- eral Pipe Fitters, Sheetmetal Workers, Painters Union. A MAN CAN GRAB A BIG SALARY . ‘ A MAN CAN GRAB A BIG SALARY, BUT A BIG SALARY DOES NOT MAKE A MAN. Not many people ere reading the daily papers, so we will tell you what they have been saying. On the front page of the Montana Standard of May 12th there appeared an article with the heading “BUTTE CHAMBER DE- PLORES STRIKE.” Evidently the Post did not like the idea of using the name Chamber in the heading so in the eve- ning when it printed the exact same article it changed the head to read “BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS DEPLORE BUTTE STRIKE.” We reprint, herewith, the first and last paragraphs of the article, which ts the tes of. conoltticn..paared by the Chamber. The rest of the parsgeSGls are just as silly and one-sided. RUBLE HT Hy z r q Dr. | T 2 - “Mindful of the situa- on which busines in has endured dhring the past years, plores the factthat the industry upon which this community depends has been needlesslyinterrupted at this time when hope for - ment in our conditions jua- tified by the recent conclusion of, the Copper Code negotiations. “Why cannot themengo back to work immediately, as President Roosevelt has advised in all labor conflicts elsewhere, so that mean- while adjustments maj be conclud- ed ‘imap orderly manner through the machinery of the National La- bor Board whose tative is nowon the for that pur- pase? | the Butte Chamber of Commerce de- , | 7 i i ib INER'MUST GET NEW DEA BUTTE CHAMBER WEEPS “ALL WET” WITH TEARS. BOO HO0, THE MINERS REFUSE T0 SLAVE LONGER. WHAT ARE WE GOING.T0 DO? st decent standard of living. What did they get? A cod® cooked up by the Copper Barons that does not give the miners ONE SINGLE THING. Mr. Chamber of Commerce—do you suppose for one minute, or do you ex- pect the public to be that the A Cc. M. Co. would anything if the miners continued to slave without protest? It had the chance and did not. The Miners presented their demands to the company weeks ago but the com- pany flatly refused to consider them. Do y6p realize that after negotiations Sn Eee’ Sp cue Sas ee ee the laboring. man. has? ' Tt was not « question of the miners | walking without giving notice, as the lying dally press would like to have the people believe. The morning the strike started the silly Gtandard ran an article saying in substance, “indications point to « strike of the miners.” “Rumors are persistent that the miners are going to strike.” The Standard knew there was @ing to be a strikke, the A. C. M. knew there was going to be « strike and so did everybody know &. Why should such rot appear in the companyorgan 4after the A. ©. M. had prepared for . Why did the com-' weeks for ike Saar puigstarienstene 06 ine nite i well knew what was coming and did everything possible to beat the poor miner in this fight Of course it is too bad that business people of the community have to suf- fer—they are entitied to sympathy if things are shut down, but is Kt up the miner to continue slaving so that busi- nem, in & poor way, might continue andthe company roll out its millions to the “BIO SHOTS?” What has the Butte Chamber of Commerce everdone forthe miner? We ask that question again and dare the | Atendard of Post. with all thetr company | brains to anewer K. Name one instande where the Chamber ever made one ef- fort of any kind to better the condition of the laboring man. We can not believe that the resolution — tt (Continued on Page’ 2) strike. He is not ble. Congratulations, Butte Miner The Butte Miner, although a rough and ready happy-go- lucky sort of a fellow, has shown by his splendid conduct | that he is going to conduct a good clean fight in the present going to have it said that he started trou- Those who are doing picket duty are using every means to prevent damage to property or injury to.-person. They are really on police duty to sce to it that none of their own members start any violence. That method is commendable - and should be carried out to the last. Keep it up, men— you're right and you've got to win. ~ WAS THE A.C. M. SURPRISED? NOT MUCH The, A..O. M. Company wouki like to have the people of Butte believe that the miners walked off.the. Job without even notifying the company they were going to do it. .The company also tried to. put out the impression that the miners did not try to negotiate. Well, read this and/draw your own conclus- jons. “The Anacénda company replied to the unions that & was impossible to meet demands. ANACONDA COPPER MINING CO., Office of Vice President Butte, Montana, May 3, 1994 Mr. Reid Robinson, Finan-Sec., Butte Miners’ Unign-No~ 1, IU. M. M. & 8. W. Dear Sir: Receipt ts acknowledged of your communication ef April 10th, address- ed t© Wm. B. Daly, in which you make reference to a labor agreement presented by @ joint conference of the employes working for the Ana- conda Copper Mining Company, which conference was held in Butte on Aprif %h and 10th, 19%. You are hereby advised impossible for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company to enter into the agreement to which reference ts made. Yours very truly, J. R. HOBBINGS. oe Notice the dates. On May Srd J. BR. replies to @ communication received April 10th. Gome promptness. All @ur- ing this time the company was prepar- ing for the strike, Does pot the above letter clearly show that the company was notified and that it refused uncon- ditionally to enter into negotiations. Now who do you think is to blame for the present deplerable condition? STRIKE IS JUSTIFIED then Labor is entitied to afair share of the wealth it produces; and this is al that we have demanded of the copper barons, who would have us live like the peons and others, whont they employ in their foreign holdings, The constant wp of the men, in the mines, under the so-called con- tract aystem, became s0 intolerabie that the men could stand tt no longer. This coupled with the one mah «ystem, the nateral outgrowth of such « contract system, made it inevitable that themen would strike backwith the oniy weapon at thelt command. One dont have to look very far to see the health-wreeking effects of the abow: mentioned working conditions. This ‘alogie, in our opinion, justifies the strike. RELIEF OOAL. When you apply for relief eaal, specify WESTERN FUEL. o _ — ‘ Patronize “Eye Opener” Advertisers

Eye Opener (Butte, Mont.), 16 May 1934, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/sn86075138/1934-05-16/ed-1/seq-1/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.