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...

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