Strike May Last Two Months

August 2, 1902

Summary

People suspect that anthracite miners will not resume work until October because it will take at least two weeks to get the mines and machinery "in full working order after the men have signified their willingness to return to work".

Transcription

It is believed anthracite mines will not start before October.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., July 30.-- The conditions as they exist today in the coal regions give rise to the belief that the strike will not end before September; perhaps not until toward the close of that month. It will take from two to three weeks to get the mines and the machinery of mining in full working order after the men have signified their willingness to return to work. In other words, a full restoration of mining in the anthracite regions is not anticipated before the month of October.

There have been statements from time to time within the past few weeks to the effect that this, that and the other colliery had on its roll the names of enough miners seeking employment to justify opening up the mines. So far as the big companies are concerned, there is none of them that could tomorrow open a single one of its mines.
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Brooke Royer

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“Strike May Last Two Months,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed January 30, 2023, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1074.