Report to the President on the Anthracite Coal Strike of May-October, 1902 Volume 8

Report to the President on the Anthracite Coal Strike of May-October, 1902 Volume 8

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...to continue such increase when mining operations become normal. Eighth. This company, replying to the third demand, says: That it has had no disagreements with any of its employees about the weighing of coal. The quantity is usually determined by measurement; that when coal is mined by the ton it is customary and necessary to make allowances for slate and impurities. But this company does not mine by the ton. It denies that there is anything unreasonable or unfair in the method it has practiced in arriving at the measurement of the coal from its mines. Ninth. This company, replying to the fourth demand, says: That the United Mine Workers of America are primarily a bituminous coal organization; that bituminous coal is a rival competitor in the market with anthracite coal; that ever since the advent of the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite fields the business conditions in the anthracite mines have become intolerable; the output of the mines has decreased, discipline has been destroyed, strikes have been of almost daily occurrence; men worked when and as they pleased, and the cost of mining has been greatly increased. At the Shamokin convention of the United Mine Workers of America, referred to in the statement, it was resolved: "That the United Mine Workers at any colliery, when the employees refused to become members of the organization and wear the button, the local governing such colliery, after using all persuasive measures to get such employees to join, and failing in such shall have full power to suspend operation at such collieries until such employees become members of the organization." Subsequently, to wit, on May 12, the United Mine Workers of America inaugurated a strike, and by threats and intimidation caused a...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679830
  • 9781236679833