COAL: Profiteering?

The actual cost of producing anthracite coal does not warrant the excessively high prices which the public are paying, according to a report made by a committee representing the United Mine Workers of America, and brought to the attention of the United States Coal Commission.

In the report the miners make the following main contentions:

1) The earnings of miners average from $1,142 to $1,496, annually, which is below the level of minimum subsistence.

2) Some companies make many of their own supplies or are intimately connected with supply companies. This enables them to charge...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!