LABOR: Coal Strike

John L. Lewis met his dilemma as only John L. Lewis can. His 375,000 soft coal miners stayed out on strike against a ruling of the Administration's Wage Stabilization Board that they should get only $1.50 of the $1.90 daily wage raise granted in their new contract with the mine operators. Lewis himself went right on politicking for the Democratic ticket. But to the soft coal operators the United Mine Workers' boss sent a letter telling them just how he felt about the adverse Administration gesture which he had never expected.

Wrote Lewis: the contract for a $1.90 wage boost...

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