Wages and Strikes
At Scranton, Pa., the tri-district convention of the United Mine Workers assembled. The three districts are Nos. 1, 7, 9, which constitute the anthracite mining region. The significance of the convention is that, on Aug. 31, the two-year wage contract between the United Mine Workers and the anthracite operators expires. If it is not renewed, there will be a "suspension of operations."
The Miners' Case. John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers, made the chief speech. He declared that:
1) Of the 158,000 anthracite miners, 500 are killed...