National Affairs: Another Strike

With the strike, due to failure (TIME, Aug. 31) to reach a new wage contract, comtinuing for its second month in the nation's anthracite coal fields in Pennsylvania, and with no prospect of a settlement there in sight, John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers, traveled into West Virginia to start a strike there.

The West Virginia coal fields are unionized only in small part. But Van A. Bittner, agent of the United Mine Workers, has been busy there trying to bring that region under the Union's dominance. He issued a strike...

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