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THE DAY BOOR
500 SO. PEORIA ST
398
'TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, -No. 157 Chicago, Thursday, March -28, 1912 . One Cent
miners stick to demands on eve .of
Country wide coal strike
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ANTHRACITE SITUATION AT A GLANCE -
'No. of
, Company, ,. - )Lines.
I Philadelphia &; Reading. ..'.. L 103
Lackawanna. . .' . ! $4
Lehfgh Valley .;. . ...'". ....... 73 "
Delaware & Hudson..-. .Y.r. . 51
Pennsylvania .. . . .1 Y. . r . 27
Lehigh & Wilkesbarre . .'7$ . . .J 34 ;
Lehigh Coal &' Navigation. . r. .i ,,16'
Combined Independent Co.V... ..
,
Men Em- Approximate
ployed Bi-Mo. Pay.
' 37,007 $ 600,000
: 18,440! 375,000
' 13,463- 300,000
12,441 262,500
10,174 225,000
' 8,880 187,500
6,961 150,000
-96,831 2,003,411
, .
Wilkesbarre, Pa.. March 28.
A gigantic' strike in the anthra-J
cite coal fields -when the present
contraqts expire at midnight
Marchj31, is practically unavoid
able. Negotiations fair an adjust
ment of the differences between
the operators 'and miners have
been unsuccessful.
The opinion of those wno'haye
studied the situation closely, is
that the strike may, result in' a
temporary cessation of work,
pending further conferences. The
two big issues that jhave caused
a split, are the demands of th'e
miners for a 20 per cent wage in
crease and absolute recognition of
the union.,'
If the latter demand is secured
by the miners it Will mean practi
cally a "clbsecf shop;" and will be"
a powerful weapon jn the Settle
ment of further-disputes.
', On a referendum yote among
the men a 10 per cent, wage In
crease might be accepted- -Anything
less than this, " however,
iwill not mee't with their approval.
iUnion leaders are strongly con
tending for the 20 per, cent raise,
and will .not disucss anything
smaller. '
President Gompers of the Am
erican Federation of Labor today
declared that, his organization
.would support the United -j Mine
.Workers if a strike was- called,
but expressed the hope that a set
tlement might yet be arrived at.
Cleveland, Ohio. March 28.
Announcement by tonight of a
strike of all bituminous coal'min-

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