April 9, 1947 - Striking Telephone Operators. Striking Coal Miners. Big Four Conference. Henry Wallace in London. Greek Army advancing against rebels. Henry Ford death. David Lilienthal confirmed as head of AEC. Frank Sinatra in court over fist fight.
(John L. Lewis mincing no words before Congressional hearings on Mine Safety - 1952) Editors Note: This is a repost from last year, the occasion being the recent Mine disaster in West Virginia. As part of this continuing look at the Labor
News for the week of November 12, 1949 - the Coal Miners Strike and John L. Lewis. The 1949 elections. A look back at the 1948 election with Truman's famous imitation of H.V. Kaltenborn's dire prediction of Truman's defeat.
(John L. Lewis - even at 80 he was still busy drilling) John L. Lewis certainly looms large in the annals organized labor history. Going back to th