Business: Black-Lung Hillbilly in a Big Job

When Arnold Miller took over the presidency of the United Mine Workers in 1972, the victor in a vituperative campaign, he promptly cut the salary for that position from $50,000 to $35,000 and auctioned off to members three of the union's Cadillac limousines. Even as he planned to raise the incomes of U.M.W. members, he declined to adopt a princely life-style at their expense. Unlike most U.S. union chiefs, who rose through a series of headquarters jobs, Miller carried fresh in his mind the memories of rank-and-file travails. Just two years before, he had been down working in the mines, and...

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