The Coal Miners' Strike
In 1919, John L. Lewis who is the new leader of the United Mine Workers of America, called his fellow union members to strike on November 1, 1919. The strike was in protest of low wages and long work hours. During the strike a guy named Attorney Gerenal Palmer obtained a court order to send the strikers back to work but Lewis gave the told the strikers to continue to strike. The mines stayed closed for a month. President Wilson had to get involved to stop the huge dispute. The strike ended and the coal miners received a 27% wage increase and John L. Lewis became a national hero. But the workers didn't get there request for shorter work hours.