Scranton Republican, 19 March 1928, page 6
H. Howells, vice - chairman; Thomas Thomas Myrck, secretary; David A. Williams, treasurer; David T. Lewis, fin. - secretary; Charles B. Rouse, donations. MINERS GROUP CALLS SPECIAL CONVENTION (Continued from Page Three) of a mechanical loader in the Thomas shaft. According to the company officials, officials, the colliery grievance committee committee refused to recognize transfer union cards presented by the miners from another local union and when the colliery officials refused refused to discharge the men, the grievance committee ordered a strike at the Thomas shaft. Immediately Immediately the company shut down the other openings at the colliery as the breaker could not operate at a profit with the Thomas shaft idle as it produces half of the Butler Butler colliery output of coal. Members of the cnii committee contend that there are several idle miners who are members members of the Butler colliery union and that they should be given first preference on the mechanical loader. Miners are paid $D a day and laborers $8 a day for operating a mechanical loader at the colliery. Dr. J. K O'Diea 1429 N.