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1948 Andrew CAIRNS, official of  mine workers
Roscoe PA- Washington County PA


Background: The request came in an email.  
Requestor: Kenneth Leo McIntyre
Subject: Cairns Family of Washington Co. Pa. 

Newspaper Header 1948 'Walkout Result of Upriver Suspension Affecting Two Mines'
Article Feb-18-1948_Charleroi Mail-pg1

As posted on the Washington County Message Board at Rootsweb


SOURCE: The Charleroi Mail newspaper, Charleroi Pa, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1948, page 1:

Walkout Result of Upriver Suspension Affecting Two Mines

Crescent Workers of Republic Steel Co. Had Just Got Return Orders After Ice Suspension -- SYMPATHETIC TO NEW MINE STAFFING STRIKE

Crescent Two mine of the Republic Steel Co. was idle today because of a wildcat walkout in sympathy with workers of the Fredericktown district who put down their tools in objection to the staffing of Agnes mine opened by the company.

Crescent pit, located in Fallowfield township, employs about 600 men and is one of Washington county's principal captive pits.

Workers were just returning tto work this week after a long suspension enforced by icy condition (sic) of the Monongahela river (sic).

It was understood that an attempt was made by the company to put a man to work at Agnes mine, near Clyde, but developed trouble staffing this operation.  Clyde and Agnes came out yesterday [i.e. stopped work], Crescent joined in sympathy yesterday and Banning [joined] today.

Ken WRIGHT, Roscoe, president of the Crescent local of the United Mine Workers of America, could not be located for a statement.  Neither could Andrew CAIRNS, another official.  They were out of town for a time this morning, it was said.

Agnes and Clyde mines, near Fredericktown, remained-idle.  Crescent men did not report for the shifts yesterday afternoon.  Today Banning mine of the same company was down  [i.e. stopped work].


Researched and transcribed by Judy Florian.
Not related and I have no other information.

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This was found during a look-up for a family member. This and other CAIRNS items are posted as of Sept. 1st 2008 on the Washington County PAGenWeb site at:

Researched by Judith Florian


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