Annual Report of the State Board of Arbitration of Illinois

Annual Report of the State Board of Arbitration of Illinois

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...and since 1894 have been worki-g for Penwell. I have been driving an entry the last two years, and average about two dollars or two dollars and ten cents a day. I worked in a room before and 1 know I could not average that much. I guess it would be fifty cents less. It shortens a man's life to work in the entry. G. G. CRAVENS. G. Gr. Cravens, President of Local Miners' Union No. 101, being sworn and examined by Chairman Calef, testified: Q. You represented this district at Springfield at the time this scale was adopted, did you not? A. Yes, sir. Q. Were the operators here represented at that meeting? A. Yes, we had three--Harts, Puterbaugh and Louis Overholt. Q. You may state what was done. A. Well, I was one of the state scale committeemen at Springfield. When we met there the miners went to adjusting the scale two days ahead of the operators. We started on Danville with a three cent raise. We placed every place in the State on the old Springfield scale that was working under the Springfield scale--this place and maybe Streator, and several others. And whenever we found one off of the scale we placed it on and gave a three cents advance. It went all right until we came to Pana. I made a motion to put it on the Springfield scale with three cents advance. Some other fellow got up and moved to make it forty cents. I wanted to know the reason why. They stated that Pana had been underrated. We had quite a conflab. We fussed over it for an hour and a half. Some fellow made a motion to make it thirty-seven and a half cents. I told them I considered they were shutting us out of the market at forty cents, and that no other place had taken over three cents advance except the C. & A., and they were taking twelve cents. It didn-t do any good. The scale...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663047
  • 9781236663047