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John L. Lewis Signs a New Contract for the United Mine Workers (UMW) ca. 1950

Author: Films Media Group,; WPA Film Library.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, [1950] 2007. ℗©1950
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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On March 3, 1950, President Harry Truman seized control of mines affected by a nine-month coal strike. The United Mine Workers (UMW) had gone on strike the previous autumn, which created a national emergency - there was a severe shortage of coal for Americans to use to heat their homes over the winter. On March 5, John L. Lewis signed a new contract for the UMW, ending the strike.
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Newsreels
Named Person: John L Lewis; John L Lewis
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films Media Group,; WPA Film Library.
OCLC Number: 957606631
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by WPA Film Library, 1950.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 31, 2007.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, Nov. 2, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (0 min., 55 sec.)) : sound
Contents: John L. Lewis Signs a New Contract for the United Mine Workers (UMW) ca. 1950 (0:55).
Responsibility: WPA Film Library.

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On March 3, 1950, President Harry Truman seized control of mines affected by a nine-month coal strike. The United Mine Workers (UMW) had gone on strike the previous autumn, which created a national emergency - there was a severe shortage of coal for Americans to use to heat their homes over the winter. On March 5, John L. Lewis signed a new contract for the UMW, ending the strike.

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