2 edition of Cases against anthracite miners found in the catalog.
Cases against anthracite miners
Trades Union Congress. General Council.
by Trades Union Congress General Council in London
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The Coal strike of (also known as the anthracite coal strike) was a strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coalfields of eastern struck for higher wages, shorter workdays, and the recognition of their strike threatened to shut down the winter fuel supply to major American on: Pennsylvania, United States. The authors’ main thesis is that institutions — coal companies, the union, and governments — failed to help the people of the anthracite region when the coal industry collapsed. Yet miners and their families were surprisingly resilient and resourceful, pulling through against the odds and sometimes at great cost.
The Coal Mining Massacre America Forgot The mountains of southern West Virginia are riddled with coal—and bullets Child coal miners with mules in Gary, West Virginia in Author: Lorraine Boissoneault. Labor spying in the United States has involved people recruited or employed for the purpose of gathering intelligence, committing sabotage, sowing dissent, or engaging in other similar activities, in the context of an employer/labor organization by companies on union activities has been illegal in the United States since the National Labor Relations Act of
A Miner's Story. Article scanned from The Independent, He is, in effect, the typical American who is employed in the anthracite coal regions in the State of Pennsylvania -EDITOR. I am thirty-five years old, married; the father of four children, and have lived in the coal region all my life. We miners do not participate in the high. anthracite coal miners strike (Pennsylvania) miners demanded 20% increase in pay and reduction of the working day from 10 to 9 hours; owners refused to negotiate because they were confident that the public would react against the miners; Roosevelt threatened to seize control of mines; owners agreed to 10% pay boost and 9 hour work day.
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Formation. The earliest trade union activity in the anthracite coalfield can be traced to when the Loughor District of the Amalgamated Association of Miners (AAM) was formed with William Abraham (Mabon) as the miners' agent.
The union reached its high-water mark in when a meeting of coalowners and owners' representatives at Llanelli led to the regulation of wages.
The surprising behavior of the anthracite miners identified with the United Mine Workers of America since the award of the Coal Strike Commission is calculated to discourage the friends of. Anthracite Miners and the Pennsylvania Coal Region.
K likes. Long gone is the heyday of anthracite mining and the riches it created for some (the mine owners) and the heartache for others (the Followers: K. Residents go to court against anthracite mine.
Our environment has been polluted by dust and noise and in many cases our homes have been moved or destroyed,” says Dladla, who is also concerned that expansions to the mine would “destroy the environment and the amenity of all who live there”. He says the anthracite coal at Somkhele. The breakers gradually disappeared as anthracite production began a long, steady decline after World War I.
Invented in the s, breakers transformed large, hard-to-ignite chunks of raw anthracite into a variety of smaller sizes suitable for smelting iron, propelling a locomotive, running a machine or heating a. It was a never-ending struggle for anthracite miners to obtain better pay, better working conditions and the basic dignity worthy of a working person.
Even as the last deep mines petered out Cases against anthracite miners book. InLloyd wrote "Wealth against Commonwealth," a book-length study of Standard Oil.
These criticisms of Rockefeller and Standard Oil established Lloyd's reputation as one of the most influential muckrakers in the country which in turn help lead to his being chosen by labor to represent the miners during before the Anthracite Coal Strike.
James McParland (né McParlan;County Armagh, Ireland – 18 MayDenver, Colorado) was an American private detective and Pinkerton agent. McParland arrived in New York in He worked as a laborer, policeman and then in Chicago as a liquor store owner until the Great Chicago Fire of destroyed his business.
He then became a private detective and labor spy, noted for his. There are perhaps independent anthracite miners left in Pennsylvania, mostly family operations struggling to survive in a time-honored, high-risk tradition that modern technology has passed by.
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Early twentieth-century miners' wages and hours are reflected in a payroll book of the Potts Mine of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company, near Ashland, dated November Miners usually worked eight to ten hours each day, but working up to sixteen hours daily was not unusual.
Weekly wages ranged from $ to $ Early Coal Mining in the Anthracite Region is a journey into a world that was once very familiar. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, underground coal mining was at its zenith and the work of miners was more grueling and dangerous than it is today/5(22).
His book seeks to provide a clearer understanding of the political and cultural context within which this process took place and why in some cases the miners' struggle against oppression took this. Anthracite Miners to Quit. Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. The third undeclared strike in the anthracite region since April 1 was in effect at A.M.
with the expiration of the two weeks. Author of The archives of the Trades Union Congress, Questionnaire on rationalisation and the displacement of labour in various industries (January, ), Workmen's compensation, Organisation of women, The economy, prices and collective bargaining, Model rules & constitution for an unemployed association recognised by the General Council, Trade union organisation in Greater London, Cases.
Sincemining disasters have claimed the lives of o men and boys who toiled underground in the anthracite mines of Pennsylvania. Sometimes they survived; many times they did not.
The constant threat of fire, explosion, collapsed rock and deadly gas brought miners face to face with death on a daily basis/5(7). Democratic Miners: Work and Labor Relations in the Anthracite Coal Industry, () By Perry K. Blatz The Molly Maguires () By Anthony Bimba Anthracite People: Families, Unions and Work, () By John Bodnar: Coalseam: Poems from the Anthracite Region () By Karen Blomain: The Molly Maguires () By Wayne B.
Broehl Jr. A multimedia slideshow as part of my photo essay on anthracite coal miners from northeast PA. Originally used in on the Connecticut. The inspectors give detailed reports of each accident, and say that in from 50 to 70 per cent. of the cases the victims lost their lives by their own carelessness.
Last year in the anthracite mines there were lives lost and 1, persons injured. This loss of life made widows and orphans. Hard Coal: Last of the Anthracite Miners Project Summary Coal mining was an alien world when I started photographing the tiny ramshackle mines near my Pennsylvania hometown.
It took many friend-of-a-friend meetings and trips out to meet mine crews to gain entry to this close-knit society. What I assumed were tough jobs of economic necessity revealed themselves as an intricate brotherhood going. Miners For Democracy leaders joining hands in a display of unity circa Bill Savitsky is in the striped suit coat.
To his immediate left is UMWA President Arnold Miller, followed by Vice President Mike Trbovich. At the far right is anthracite pensioned miners advocate Charles Nedd of Coaldale.
At left is UMWA Secretary-Treasurer Harold.Anthracite Miners and the Pennsylvania Coal Region. K likes.
Long gone is the heyday of anthracite mining and the riches it created for some (the mine owners) and the heartache for others (the.Anthracite, according to David L.
Salay, editor of the definitive study, Hard Coal, Hard Times: Ethnicity and Labor in the Anthracite Region, is a ranking coal based on its carbon content and percentage of volatile material.
Anthracite's high percentage of carbon and low sulfur content and volatiles make it a slow-burning, clean fuel.