LABOR: A. F. of L. Week

President William Green of the American Federation of Labor, & colleagues, spent an active week and filled many headlines.

Coal. The A. F. of L. week began with an interview at the fountainhead of executive intervention, the White House, where President Green & colleagues set forth the three great grievances of striking bituminous coal-miners—police brutality, suppression by injunction and "gigantic conspiracies" by the Interests (railroads, power companies, banks) to depress coal prices and crush union labor (TIME, Nov. 28). They asked President Coolidge to call a conference of miners and operators; and...

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