The Case for the Coal Miners

Mills, C. Wright
May 1943
New Republic;5/24/43, Vol. 108 Issue 21, p695
Presents information on the demands of the coal miners. Differences between the coal miners union and government which gave rise to the strike; Blame on miners for the strike; Aspects of wartime requirements of the country; Opinion of John L. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers, on the strike; Attempts to split the union from its leader by falsely implicating Lewis; Projection of Lewis being responsible for the strike; Proposal for negotiation by Dr. John R. Steelman, a government mediator; Role of the U.S. Office of Price Administration in checking inflation.


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