Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones Will Bring Gifts to the Strikers' Children on Christmas Day

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Monday December 21, 1903
From The Arizona Republican: "Readjustment" of Miners' Wages Possible

Cleveland. O., Dec. 20-Coal operators of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania will raise the price of steam coal at the mines. This has become apparent through the gossip of the coal men who are in conference at the coal club in the Hollenden. It is explained that the prices have been greatly demoralized during the past summer and that a readjustment is imperative.

It has become patent that the question of miners' wages cannot be avoided. While the operators can take no official action in this connection their attitude will, nevertheless, be a pretty clear index to the position which will be taken by the interstate coal operators representatives in the negotiations between themselves and the delegates from the United Mine Workers' union in the coming conference in Indianapolis. The coal operators will insist upon the withdrawal of the present wage scale and the acceptance of a reduction.




Favorite Songs: It's Freaking Cold! Edition

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Well hellooooo there everyone! It's Tuesday night, so you know it - it's that time again! Time to leave the bad news and politics behind and instead jam to some of our favorite songs!

Well, it's freaking cold down here on the bayou, so it's the perfect time for our annual It's Cold edition.


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