COAL: Debate

Leisurely if not languidly a battle was carried on at Atlantic City—a battle between mine operators and mine workers over the terms of the next wage agreement with the miners' union. The second week of battle brought little more progress than the first. Everything was discussed except the main point, the miners' three chief demands:

1) 10% more pay for contract miners and a dollar a day more for day men;

2) a two-year contract; 3) collection of union dues from miners' pay by the operators (the check-off).

John L. Lewis, President of the United...

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