Published on December 30, 2018"I quit school and over my father’s objections I kept on till I got a job in the mines, and he was assistant superintendent in charge of the night shift. He could get me a job if we wanted to, but he didn’t want me in the mine, but he finally gave in and gave me a job loading coal 42 cents a ton, and they put me in a water hole and made just as hard as they could possible make on me, so that maybe I would quit and come back out. But I didn’t."
Starting Work in the Mines and the Beginning of the Union
W.T. Turner describes the formation of the union in Docena.
Jobs in the Mine and Safety
W.T. Turner describes his job as an electrician in the mines and explains safety procedures before and after the formation of the union.
Changes in Docena from the Union
W.T. Turner talks about some of the changes that the union has caused over the years.
W.T. Turner describes the details of strikes in the Docena mine.
W.T. Turner recalls his involvement with the boy scouts in Docena, and common scouting activities.
Relations with the Company and Closing Remarks
W.T. Turner describes the workers’ relationship with the company, and makes some closing remarks.
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