Carter's Coal Conundrum

Marshall, Eliot
March 1978
New Republic;3/4/78, Vol. 178 Issue 9, p19
Examines the political aspect of the wildcat strike in the United States coal industry. Comments of Senator Howard Baker on the deadlocked national coal negotiation; Options available to President Jimmy Carter; Background of the wildcat strike in the industry; Efforts of coal companies to address the wildcat strike problem; Bituminous Coal Operators Association's suggestions for ending wildcat strikes; Provision under the Taft-Hartley Act which authorize the President to send strikers back to work before a contract is signed.


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