LABOR: Coal Peace

Coal strikes come when work-&-wage contracts between operators and miners expire. The present contract for the all-important anthracite fields* lapses Aug. 31. For three hot weeks in Manhattan a Union committee of six led by John Llewellyn Lewis, president of United Mine Workers of America struggled in secret session with an operators' committee of six led by William W. Inglis of Glen Alden Coal Co. to negotiate a new agreement. Last week the two committees emerged in friendly fellowship with a new contract for hard-coal mining which each acclaimed as a...

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