TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 10TH HENRY MILLER PASSED AWAY
January 5, 1853 – July 10, 1896
A widower with no known family ties, Miller dedicated his life to organizing electrical workers. After speaking with other workers at an expo in St. Louis in 1890, he saw a pattern of long and dangerous days for meager pay, with little training. A union was the clear answer, and with help from the American Federation of Labor, Miller and others came together and formed the first St. Louis electricians’ union, Local 5221 of the AFL.