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Next Time We Strike by Allan Powell · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

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A sensitive and in-depth portrayal of the efforts to unionize Utah's coal miners, The Next Time We Strike explores the ethnic tensions and nativistic sentiments that hampered unionization efforts even in the face of mine explosions and economic exploitation. Rights AccessAccess is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver, University of Northern Colorado, Utah State University and Western State Colorado University communities only. Prosperity and a somewhat sympathetic attitude toward labor by the Wilson administration gave the union a new opportunity to return to Utah. . The time for unionization in Utah was at hand.

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Utah's coal industry was depressed for the decades of the 1950s and 1960s, but with the energy crisis of the 1970s and the construction of coal-fueled power plants in nearby Emery County, coal mining greatly expanded and a number of new mines were opened. Organizers were sent from Colorado, and several local unions were established. By January 1890, when the United Mine Workers of America was organized, the Knights of Labor were no longer active in Utah's coal fields. A sensitive and in-depth portrayal of the efforts to unionize Utah's coal miners, The Next Time We Strike explores the ethnic tensions and nativistic sentiments that hampered unionization efforts even in the face of mine explosions and economic exploitation. However, coal companies still refused official recognition of the union, and clandestine recruitment of members was essential to avoid having miners fired for union membership.

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Next time we strike : labor in Utah's coal fields, 1900

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Nine months later, Utah miners joined the Nationwide miners' strike when over 650,000 coal miners struck on 1 April 1922. Although Utah miners were not included in the 1919 Nationwide coal miners strike call, some Utah miners attempted to strike; the threat of potential violence led to federal troops being sent to Carbon County from Fort Douglas and Camp Kearny, California. Powell utilizes oral interviews, coal company reports, newspapers, letters, and union records to tell the story from the miners' perspective. Strikers and company guards were killed and the Utah National Guard returned to the Carbon County coal fields. United Mine Workers, Helper, 1919 Organized labor first entered the Utah coal fields when chapters of the Knights of Labor were established in the Coalville and Scofield areas of the state in the early 1880s. May 1, 1900 turned into a day of horror at Scofield, Utah, where a mine explosion killed two hundred men.

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Next Time We Strike by Allan Powell · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

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As coal production in Wyoming decreased significantly and Utah surpassed Wyoming in its number of United Mine Worker members, District 22 headquarters was transferred from Rock Springs, Wyoming to Price, Utah in 1964. A sensitive and in-depth portrayal of the efforts to unionize Utah's coal miners, The Next Time We Strike explores the ethnic tensions and nativistic sentiments that hampered unionization efforts even in the face of mine explosions and economic exploitation. The strike call met a favorable response by miners in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois and in the end wage increases were granted. In the traumatic days that followed, the surviving miners began to understand that they, too, might be called to make this ultimate sacrifice for mine owners. Powell utilizes oral interviews, coal company reports, newspapers, letters, and union records to tell the story from the miners' perspective. By 1920 union records listed a total Utah membership of 2,064 members in eight local unions: Sego, Latuda, Wattis, Rains, Standardville, Scofield, Kenilworth, and Castle Gate. In the traumatic days that followed, the surviving miners began to understand that they, too, might be called to make this ultimate sacrifice for mine owners.

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A sensitive and in-depth portrayal of the efforts to unionize Utah's coal miners, The Next Time We Strike explores the ethnic tensions and nativistic sentiments that hampered unionization efforts even in the face of mine explosions and economic exploitation. Under the strong national leadership of John L. May 1, 1900 turned into a day of horror at Scofield, Utah, where a mine explosion killed two hundred men. The time for unionization in Utah was at hand. Powell utilizes oral interviews, coal company reports, newspapers, letters, and union records to tell the story from the miners' perspective. A sensitive and in-depth portrayal of the efforts to unionize Ut May 1, 1900 turned into a day of horror at Scofield, Utah, where a mine explosion killed two hundred men. May 1, 1900 turned into a day of horror at Scofield, Utah, where a mine explosion killed two hundred men.

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Next Time We Strike : Labor in Utah's Coal Fields, 1900

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A large number of strikers were Greek immigrants who had first entered the coal mines after the 1903-04 strike. By 1897 the union membership had shrunk to under 10,000 most of whom lived in Ohio. The Knights of Labor were active only a few years in Utah, however, and never succeeded in gaining recognition by Utah coal companies. The district offered substantial support to Utah members, especially those who were arrested and on trial. Assigned to Wyoming's District 22 in 1921, the Utah coal fields have remained within that district to the present.

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Next time we strike : labor in Utah's coal fields, 1900

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The time for unionization in Utah was at hand. An Italian immigrant, Bonacci became secretary of the Hiawatha local in March 1919. After the successful 1902 anthracite strike, the national leadership turned its attention to the West. Local union leaders clashed with the Colorado district leaders and petitioned the National Headquarters for Utah to be transferred to a Wyoming district. In the traumatic days that followed, the surviving miners began to understand that they, too, might be called to make this ultimate sacrifice for mine owners. The strike had two major objectives--to restore wage cuts which coal operators had made and to secure the organization of nonunion mines. The time for unionization in Utah was at hand.

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Next time we strike : labor in Utah's coal fields, 1900

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The time for unionization in Utah was at hand. In November 1919 he was fired by the United States Fuel Company and his wife and children were evicted from their company house. Most of its support and strength was in the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Again, Utah members were not included in the strike call; however, faced with wage cuts of nearly 30 percent, workers in many Carbon County mines joined the strike. May 1, 1900 turned into a day of horror at Scofield, Utah, where a mine explosion killed two hundred men.

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Next Time We Strike by Allan Powell · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

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The boom also saw new challenges as several non-union mines were opened offering pay and benefits comparable to those provided to union miners. The transfer was completed on 1 July 1921. As the 1920s continued, wages were reduced and clandestine union meetings and collection of membership dues was undertaken by local leader Frank Bonnaci. The Panic of 1893 hit the coal industry especially hard and miners wages were reduced from 10 to 30 percent for those who did not loose their jobs. Roosevelt and his support for organized labor by voting over ninety percent Democratic in some coal camps and over seventy percent throughout Carbon County in the presidential elections of 1936 and 1940. In the traumatic days that followed, the surviving miners began to understand that they, too, might be called to make this ultimate sacrifice for mine owners.

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Powell utilizes oral interviews, coal company reports, newspapers, letters, and union records to tell the story from the miners' perspective. In the end, the strike attempt failed as Utah coal companies stood firm against the demands for union recognition. Among the members are approximately 1,500 retirees who receive liberal pensions and medical benefits because of measures taken by the union during the 1930s and 1940s. In the traumatic days that followed, the surviving miners began to understand that they, too, might be called to make this ultimate sacrifice for mine owners. . .

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