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In the face of a reduction in mine working forces of almost 12 per cent, the output of the coal industry has risen by approximately 20 per cent since the United States entered the war. This remarkable increase in productivity has been brought about partly by increased mechanization, partly by lengthened working hours, partly by steady operation of the mines—to supply wartime markets that will absorb every last ton of coal that can be extracted.
The organized miners have won increased wages while the coal companies ...