Court Injunction Issued Against Union, July 17, 1931

A day after miners held their rally and parade in McIntyre on July 16, 1931, an injunction was requested by the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company. The injunction was granted by Judge Langham of Indiana and went into effect on July 20. The judge was known for his anti-union and pro-coal sentiments. In the coming years the union would grow in influence under the leadership of John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers of America. 


Article: courtesy of Indiana Gazette, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

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