The Butte America Foundation is working with the trustees of the Carpenter's Union Hall to bring back to life one of Butte's most important structures related to union history. Built in 1906, the Carpenter's Union Hall was a thriving, three-story labor temple for many decades until the upper floors fell into disrepair from water damage and pigeon infestation. The ground floor, where KBMF is housed, and the basement, continue to hold union offices today. We're proud to have the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 233, The Laborer's International Union of North America Local 1686, the Butte Teacher's Union, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 88 and Wordz & Ink Publishing as our neighbors.
So far, BAmF has hosted two Days of Action, where volunteers showed up to clean the upper reaches of the building, signaling the return of this important community gathering space.
Rockin' Rodney Norman patched up some water-damaged planks in the second floor ballroom this last weekend, making the space a little safer for the upcoming Day of Action in June 2016. Hamer and Clark did the cleanup.