The minutes, correspondence, and financial records of the Pocahontas Operators Association and of its successors, the Smokeless Operators Association and the Southern Virginias Operators Association. Topics mentioned are foreign competition, environmental legislation, labor strife and union negotiations, and lobbying efforts in Congress and with state legislatures. Special mention is made of the conditions in the coal industry during World War II, the impact of the Taft-Hartley Act on bargaining for the 1948 contract, and the effects in the coalfields of union dissension in the U.M.W.A. over the role of the Tony Boyle administration during the early 1970s.
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A&M 2796, Pocahontas Operators Association, Records, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/899 Accessed October 27, 2020.