John L. Lewis speaking about signing the coal peace.
American commentary - the coal operators and the miners chiefs led by John L Lewis meet to sign a contract ending 9 months strife in the coal fields, culminating in the month long soft coal strike. Lewis signs for the miners, who stayed out despite the invoking of the Taft-Hartley Act. George Love signs for the operators.
MS. John L. Lewis walking into building. MS. John L. Lewis walking along passage. LS. miner's chiefs and operators at long table. CU. Lewis signing the contract (US coal 'peace'). MS. Lewis putting down pen. CU. John L. Lewis speaking. (nat. snd.) 'The United Mineworkers of America has again accomplished the impossible. They have again negotiated an agreement against the greatest concentrated opposition that has ever faced a Labour Union or a Voluntary Association of Workers. They have again negotiated an agreement, which will run until July 1st. 1952. We have made new gains. We have benefited all labour, and we have benefited all citizens who live under our flag. Thank you.' MS. Lewis shaking hands with George Love member of US board of inquiry for coal strike.