Month: June 2015

1902 Anthracite Coal Strike

Background Leading Up to the Coal Strike The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) became prominent in the late 1890s after a series of immigrant-led protests. One such protest, the 1897 walkout of adolescent mule drivers, culminated in the Lattimer Massacre in September of 1897. Subsequent strikesĀ in 1898 and 1899 asked for the abolition of…