What did Theodore Roosevelt do to end the coal strike of 1902?

1 Answer
Jan 12, 2016



The coal strike of Eastern Pennsylvania had the miners requesting high wages and reduced hours of work. The strike were settled with the strikers getting a 10% pay raise and their work day reduced to 9 hours.

Roosevelt did have the strike investigated which found a lot of merit to the striker's demands. However, that report was not released because Roosevelt feared it would look like he favored organized labor, something most people of the day scorned.