Dan Frey 
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Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

"About to hit the fan"

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Posted by Dan Frey on 07/07/2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

Hey, we all make mistakes, just like the heartless bastards who perpetrated the Deportation did. Yours were very pale by comparison. One last thing. The July 11 meeting merely gave the go-ahead for the planned action. The decision had been made at least two days before the Deportation and probably even earlier. At 4 pm on July 10, Phelps Dodge rushed someone to the County Recorder's Office, then located in Tombstone. He recorded 199 deputizations of men who had been sworn on June 28-30. Same thing happened the day before with a bunch of deputizations requested by Calumet & Arizona. The caca was a out to hit the fan.

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Posted by Dan Frey on 07/07/2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

Correction to my just-posted post: the IUMMSW disavowed the strike in 1917, not 1907 (guess I should edit before I post).

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Posted by Dan Frey on 07/07/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Old-School Corporate Greed

Danehy's heart is in the right place, but there are a few more factual errors to point out. The IWW presented the demands on June 26, 1917 not in May 1917. The strike began on June 27. Personal inspection of the miners was not a specific demand at that time; there was a demand to end discrimination against miners belonging to "any organizations" (i.e. unions). The IUMMSW was a direct "descendant" of the Western Federation of Miners, which had conducted the Bisbee miners' strike in 1907.. Although its national leadership disavowed the strike in 1907, the organization was not merely a "fraternal organization." Phelps Dodge was not the only company involved in the "big drive." Calumet & Arizona and Shattuck were other participants, although Douglas's PD led the way. The Villa raid on Columbus was not 5 years earlier; it was a mere 16 months before, in March 1916. Finally, although they attempted to prevent phone and telegraph communication, individuals were successful in getting word out--including to the federal government--by going to Naco.

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Posted by Dan Frey on 07/07/2017 at 7:46 AM

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