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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 06, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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UNION IS THE ONLY HOPE OF MINERS FOR
FREEDOM! SUMS UP MINOR
Raub Coal Co.'s Colliery at Luzerne, Pa-, Near Hazelton.
(Robert Minor, the great artist,
whose pictures and articles from
Europe, in The Day Book attracted
so much attention recently, is in
Pennsylvania, visiting mining regions
and telling why the miners demand
higher pay, shorter hours and recog
nition of the union, in conferences in
New York between union officials and
operators. Editor.)
BY ROBERT MINOR
Hazelton, Pa., April 6. "I want
to fightS"
This is the answer I got from a
hard coal miner to my question as to
living conditions in the anthracite
fields of Pennsylvania. This man has
been working near Wilkesbarre and
living in a company house 18 years.
He has four children.
"What do you want to fight
about?" I asked.
"For straight pay for every pound
of coal I cut, instead of being docked
a quarter or a half-car for a few
fragments of rock in the coaL For
recognition, of the -anion., so-the-uaioa-
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