• Short Summary

    With the western coalfields of the United States supplying an increasing proportion of the nation's coal, mine workers have been batting to establish their union.

  • Description

    With the western coalfields of the United States supplying an increasing proportion of the nation's coal, mine workers have been batting to establish their union.

    It is estimated that the mines of the West will be providing more than half of America's coal within 10 years -- superseding the old, established mines in the East.

    Now, the United Mine Worker's Union -- based in the East -- has been working to establish itself in the newly rich coal-fields.

    Already their efforts have met stern resistance from some mine owners and violence has erupted.

    In Wyoming, where the campaign for union power has been particularly strong, pickets have been arrested and large arms hauls have been made by the police.

    Some observers recall the fierce battles that occurred between workers and mine owners over fifty years when the union was being born in the East. They fear the bitter struggle will happen all over again in the West.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5MAILGKMQ1OKO8VVHDEOR6PR9
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MAILGKMQ1OKO8VVHDEOR6PR9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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