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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, February 1914

[Editor’s note: To read the first message to employees from Pacific Coast Coal Co. President J.C. Ford, go here.]

Pacific Coast Coal Co. Logo 1922Prior to May 1907, there was no union at any of the mines of the Pacific Coast Coal Company. There had been no strikes or labor trouble of any kind at any of the company’s mines for over fifteen years. The company was paying the highest wages going, and its employees were prosperous and contented.

In May 1907, a union was organized at Black Diamond, and the organization soon spread to all the other mines.

Since that time all of the company’s mines have been organized, but at none of them has there been any trouble or serious friction, other than at Black Diamond. (more…)

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