COAL: Peace and Confusion

The second and final week of the Convention of the United Mine Workers at Indianapolis was marked by drama and commotion. The one matter in which the public was most interested, the question of what wage demands the bituminous miners would make, and whether they would force a strike on April 1 when their wage contract expires, was settled with nothing stronger than argument and the ballot.

The insurgents and radicals demanded wage increases of 10% to 25%, a six-hour day and a five-day week. The Scale...

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