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The Slav Invasion and the Mine Workers: A Study in Immigration
Frank Julian Warne
No preview available - 2015
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Page 171 - He shall also make special reports on particular subjects whenever required to do so by the President or either house of Congress, or when he shall think the subject in his charge requires it.
Page 118 - The United Mine Workers of America is taking men of a score of nationalities — English-speaking and Slavmen of widely different creeds, languages, and customs, and of varying powers of industrial competition, and is welding them into an industrial brotherhood, each part of which can at least understand of the others that they are working for one great and common end. This bond of unionism is stronger than one can readily imagine who has not seen its mysterious workings or who has not been a victim...
Page 171 - It is especially charged to investigate the causes of and facts relating to all controversies and disputes between employers and employees as they may occur, and which may happen to interfere with the welfare of the people of the several States.
Page 178 - The duty of the hour is not to waste time negotiating with the fomenters of this anarchy and insolent defiance of law, but to do as was done in the War of the Rebellion — restore the majesty of the law, the only guardian of a free people, and to re-establish order and peace at any cost.
Page 18 - ... The policies and perspectives of union leaders were never really a mystery; they were subjected to full publicity in 1869 and 1870. The union was quite frank about them. Apropos of the suspension of 1869 a union notice run in Siney's paper, the Anthracite Monitor, explained that the objectives—" the reduction or depletion of the surplus of coal already in the market, together with the preventing, if possible, of the enormous oversupply that was going to the market" 28 —were designed to stabilize...
Page 184 - We suggest a commission be appointed by the President of the United States (if he is willing to perform that public service) to whom shall be referred all questions at issue between the respective companies and their own employees, whether they belong to a union or not, and the decision of that commission shall be accepted by us.
Page 68 - Slav was content to live in a one-room hut, built by his own hands, on a hillside near the mine, of driftwood gathered at spare moments from along the highway, and roofed with tin from discarded powder-cans; or he crowded into the poorer and cheaper living sections of the large mining towns.
Page 185 - ... 3. One of the judges of the United States courts of the eastern district of Pennsylvania. 4. A man of prominence eminent as a sociologist. 5. A man who by active participation in mining and selling coal is familiar with the physical and commercial features of the business.
Page 132 - It should not be inferred from what has been said that the playwright must select a theme at the outset, and deliberately build his play upon it.
Page 8 - ... the so-called Slav races, including the Italian, for the places in and about the hard-coal mines of the English-speaking mine-workers — the Irish, English, Welsh, Germans, Scotch, etc. — has resulted in a conflict between these two distinct groups for industrial supremacy in hard-coal mining, and how this is forcing the Englishspeaking nationalities out of this industry and out of that section. The strikes of 1900 and 1902 were mere surface indications of the wide-spread industrial unrest...