COAL: Collective Bludgeoning

Charging the United Mine Workers of America with " destructive monopoly of labor," the bituminous operators' special committee filed a brief with the United States Coal Commission, in which the union is denounced for maintaining " a campaign of deliberate violence."

The brief was submitted in reply to a request of the Commission for specified charges. It enumerated twelve cases of violence on a large scale in the bituminous fields since January, 1919, including the Herrin and Mingo County disasters.

According to the brief, these are the methods pursued to sustain union domination:...

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