NO. 2 MINE RESUMES OPERATIONS - 1928 - Staunton Macoupin County IL
contributed by Joan Miley 2003

STAUNTON STAR-TIMES, Staunton, Macoupin Co, IL, Thurs 3 May 1928 page 1


In our last issue the Star-Times said that there were indications that No. 2 mine of the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co. might resume operations in the near future. On Friday the resumption of operations became a certainty when notices were posted, informing the men that an agreement had been signed and that work would begin on Monday morning. The mine was in good condition for the resumption of work and almost a full crew of men were on hand Monday morning. Several of those who did not report for work are away on trips and did not learn that an agreement had been reached in time to permit them to be on hand Monday morning. The full force will no doubt be at work within a few days.

This is one of the best news items it has been our privilege to publish since some time. Many Staunton men are among those employed at No. 2 mine and the resumption of work there will mean a great deal to our entire community. It is a rift in the clouds, emitting a bright ray of light. President Fishwick of the Illinois miners' organization in a statement made Saturday, said that the strike is virtually at an end so far as Illinois is concerned. Two thirds of the men employed in the industry in this state are said to be at work and as practically every large company has signed up it appears only logical that the others will follow suit soon.

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