Proceedings of Theconstitutional Convention of the United Mine Workers of America Volume 1909

Proceedings of Theconstitutional Convention of the United Mine Workers of America Volume 1909

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...if we stood for the operators paying the shot-firers. He must agree to that. He was doing everything he possibly could, and did do everything he possibly could, up to the adjournment of that convention. Now, if I remember correctly, I will give you the words President Lewis said. I do not want to make a wrong statement for either of these men. They have been warm friends of mine, both of them, and I did not expect to get into this jangle here today; but I want the delegates and Brother Walker to know exactly the way I understood it at that time. John Walker and Tom Lewis, as they are generally called, were, I suppose, not the best of friends personally. I suppose many of you know that. I said, "Lewis, let us go to Walker." He said he did not feel like going. I volunteered to go and get them together. If I could do anything to help bury the hatchet in a personal matter I would be willing to do it, and I acted as I did for the benefit of the miners in the State of Illinois. I want to say again that I am sorry from the bottom of my heart that brilliant men, men who have done much in this big organization to advance the interests of the workers of the country, should bring these matters into the convention when the eyes of the entire country are upon us. Our constituents at home do not like this. I was sorry this morning to hear men hold this convention here for personal reasons. I want to ask you again to lay your personal matters aside, and whoever the rank and file wants for executive head, whether Jdhn Walker or Tom Lewis, it is your business to select them. ' Mr. Chairman, I have now explained the controversy as well as I can remember it. I don 't want you to believe me any more than Brother Walker. In the locality...show more

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  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 853g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937333
  • 9781236937339