SEGMEMT: NON-FARM WORK
Ola Ridley>UIS Collection N-R>UIS Collection N-R, Segment 13
- NON-FARM WORK
- Continuation of discussion of mine work & "mine politics." Discussion of treatment of miners after loosing a grievance. Worst job was on a dirt gang. Mentions 2 former Progressives who caused trouble & were put on dirt gang. Work on dirt gang "tamed them down." Mentions names of other miners who worked under Mr. Ridley. More discussion of "mine politics." Discussion of mining machinery. Mention of people paying for a job. Stories of foreigners giving mine managers liquor for a job. "Italian" people had ways of getting a job.