Sen. Tester: Legacy of the 1917 Granite Mountain disaster is “a unification of the U.S. labor movement and an unprecedented push for labor laws”

Jon TesterToday I wish to honor the victims and survivors of the Granite Mountain Mine disaster and commemorate the lasting legacy of the labor movement in Montana and across this nation.

The Granite Mountain disaster led to a unification of the U.S. labor movement and an unprecedented push for labor laws that are still in effect today.One hundred years later, we are thankful for our union brothers and sisters who fought and continue to fight for better pay, safer working conditions, civil rights, and a stronger economy for working Americans.

—Sen. Jon Tester (D–MT)

Granite Mountain Mine Disaster,  Senate Floor, June 8, 2017

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Sen. Daines: Legacy of the 1917 Granite Mountain disaster is “a culture in mining communities and industry that prioritizes safety”

Steve DainesToday I wish to remember metal mining’s greatest disaster, the Granite Mountain/Speculator Mine Fire that took place 100 years ago in Butte, MT, that claimed the lives of 168 men.

One hundred years after this tragedy, we are also reminded of how far we have come in hard rock mining. Continue reading Sen. Daines: Legacy of the 1917 Granite Mountain disaster is “a culture in mining communities and industry that prioritizes safety”