In the dawn of the electrical age, lineman Henry Miller creates the world's first electrical workers' union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
The man who sparked a movement is getting a museum to honor his memory. At a time of terrifyingly high mortality rates and paltry pay in the new field of electrical work, Henry Miller knew what needed to be done, and he dedicated his life to making it happen. From the boarding house where he lived almost 125 years ago, the lineman founded the National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which would later become the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Now that modest brick house is being turned into a museum, thanks to St. Louis Local 1, the flagship union of the IBEW.