Second-Class Citizens

May 1943
New Republic;5/17/43, Vol. 108 Issue 20, p655
Reports on the strike of coal miners in the U.S. which was called off after the intervention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and labor leader John L. Lewis. Problems faced by the miners for which they had to go on a strike; Reference to the injustice done to the miners by not increasing their wages; Discussion of the hostile attitude of the middle class toward trade unionism; Complaint of the miners that always in the past when they have tried to get better working conditions or more money, moral and ethical arguments have been used against them; Effect of the breach between the unionists and the rest of the country on its economy.


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