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United Mine Workers   /junˈaɪtəd maɪn wˈərkərz/   Listen
United Mine Workers

noun
1.
An industrial union of mine workers in North America.  Synonym: United Mine Workers of America.






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"United Mine Workers" Quotes from Famous Books



... immense number of strike-bound families to support, the utmost economy of resources was necessary, and it was resolved hereafter to give out as little cash as possible, but to follow the example of the United Mine Workers and others and open commissary stations. This plan was carried out, and more than any other one plan, saved the day. Benefits were handed over, in the form of groceries on a fixed ration scale. As far as we know, such a plan ...
— The Trade Union Woman • Alice Henry

... miners to follow on May 1, 1891, was a grave mistake. Less than one-tenth of the coal miners of the country were then organized. For years the miners' union had been losing ground, with the constant decline of coal prices. Some months before May 1, 1891, the United Mine Workers had become involved in a disastrous strike in the Connelsville coke region, and the plan for an eight-hour strike was abandoned. In this manner the eight-hour movement inaugurated by the convention of the Federation in 1888 came to an end. Apart from the strike of the carpenters ...
— A History of Trade Unionism in the United States • Selig Perlman



Words linked to "United Mine Workers" :   industrial union, vertical union



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