Aug. 1, 1884 - A local of the Cigarmakers Union was founded in
August 1, 1917 - Frank Little, an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World, was lynched in
Butte, Montana . A Native American, Little was kidnapped from his home by six Anaconda Copper Company thugs, dragged behind a car and hanged from a railroad trestle.
August 1, 1938 - Police opened fire on 200 trade unionists peacefully gathered to protest the unloading of a ship in
Harbor . The demonstrators were supporting striking waterfront workers. The police attack became known as "the Hilo Massacre."