Mine Strike Settles

July 14, 1906


The mine strike ends with an increase in wages and a new check-off system.


Mine Strike Settles
Men In Central Pennsylvania to receive 5.55 Per Cent. Increase.
Philadelphia, July 11. --Virtual settlement of the strike of mine workers in the central Pennsylvania bituminous field, which began last April, was made in this city at a conference between representatives of the United Mine Workers of America and the operators in that field. The principal terms of the settlement are:
A 5.55 percent increase in wages for all mine workers over the scale which existed before the strike; application of the check-off system to miners, but not to laborers.
The check-off was really the only obstacle in the final discussion of the terms of the settlement. Thirty thousand men were affected by the strike.
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Emma Roberts


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