THE DAY BOOR
500 SO. PEORIA ST
'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
ANTHRACITE SITUATION AT A GLANCE -
, 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
' 8,880 187,500
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
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
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
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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