ARIZONA AT 100

Miners, carpenters and others joined forces for labor union

2012-02-03T00:00:00Z Miners, carpenters and others joined forces for labor unionThe Tucson Citizen The Tucson Citizen Arizona Daily Star
February 03, 2012 12:00 am  • 

Leading up to Arizona's centennial Feb. 14, we'll reprint a story or excerpts each day from the Arizona Daily Star or Tucson Citizen archives.

Jan. 23, 1912

Delegates from all over Arizona, including three from Tucson, met in O'Neill hall in Phoenix Saturday and organized the Arizona Federation of Labor. The temporary officers were made permanent until such time as the referendum vote can be taken for the naming of permanent officers. E. B. Simanton of Globe, a member of the miners' union, was elected chairman, and Harvey P. Greene of the Phoenix Typographical union, secretary.

The delegates from Tucson were J. S. Cloud, Charles M. Leith and S. A. Reed, all members of the Carpenters' union. Mr. Leith was made a member of the committee on constitution and by-laws and Mr. Reed chairman of the committee on resolutions.

The federation organized in Phoenix claims to represent 7,000 laboring men in Arizona.

- The Tucson Citizen

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