Narration by Tim Meyers. Association of Disabled Miners and Widows files suits that miners had been defrauded. Judge decides to remove Boyle from the retirement fund board. This angers Boyle-supporting miners.
Narration by Tim Meyers. Miners for Democracy organizes. Disabled Miners and Widows of Southern West Virginia is led in strike by Robert Payne. He requested better pay and benefits. Arnold Miller supported militant action of these organizations.
Republication of an article from the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by Myron Howard Ross. Ross worked with coal miners and coal unions through his life and took a specific interest in the health care of miners. He founded the Fairmont...
Narration by Tim Meyers. Labor department begins hearings on the election. Mike Turbavich, leader of Miners for Democracy, claims investigation is corrupt. Wilma Billie Omashynski speaks of Yablonski as a great man.
Narration by Tim Meyers. Arnold Miller and Mr. Turbavich speak at the organizational meeting for Miners for Democracy. Robert Payne stresses the need for unity in the reform movement, and Harry Patrick (MFD's co-chairman).
Narration by Tim Meyers. Miller, Turbavich, and Patrick all win their races. Arnold Miller makes quick reforms. MFD candidates win 8 district presidencies. With union power in honest hands, Miners for Democracy is abandoned, "We're the...
Narration by Tim Meyers. Arnold Miller enters candidacy. Detractors speak of him. Miller's platform is called Miners' Bill of Rights, and is similar to that of Yablonski's platform. David and John Morris perform The Campaign Song.
Narration by Tim Meyers. Debate over pensioners, turns into an argument. Lou Antall loses election in a suspicious manner. Wildcat strikes arise. Monsenior Rice speaks of the progress made through the years.