united mine workers
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Goals:Develop mine safetyImprove mine workers independence from the mine owners and company storeProvide miners with collective bargaining powerIncrease mining wages
Who could join?
Anyone could join, coal miners, miners from different industries and people outside of the mining industry
John L. Lewis One of many leaders of this union
The United Mine Workers were in the Coal Mine Industry
They focused on trying to improve mining safety, increasing mining wages and ending child labor in mines
END CHILD LABOR!
We need Safety
For the Mines
Hooray we did it!
For the most part their strikes succeeded but 1 or 2 of their strikes went wrong, resulting with miners being killed
Child labor ended in Mines
Over 12 Million
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