LABOR: Entirely Satisfactory

For the nation's 400,000 soft-coal miners who quit work last fortnight (TIME, Sept. 30) their strike turned out to be nothing but a good, profitable rest. While they loafed and slept, representatives of operators and miners who had been haggling in Washington since mid-February came to terms in four days. Contracts were signed to begin this week, run until April 1, 1937. Day-rate workers, including two-thirds of all miners, got their basic pay upped from $5 to $5.50 per day. Adding on similar increases for piece-workers, operators figured their labor bill...

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