The International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers was attacked -- with a special savagery -- for decades by the mining bosses, the Federal government, and state and local vigilante elements. With consistently strong grassroots and community support -- and a splendid cause -- and with excellent lawyers, it always won: again and again, against great odds. This long article of mine in the left magazine, MAINSTREAM, discusses this entire situation. My article aroused the ire of segregationist U.S. Senator Jim Eastland of Mississippi and his U.S. Senate Internal Security Subcommittee.
Typical Federal red-baiting and witch-hunting directed against Mine-Mill. As in all of its cases in the Red Scare period, Mine-Mill eventually won -- at the Federal appellate (usually U.S. Supreme Court) levels. This spurious SACB "proceeding," which began in 1955 under the Eisenhower administration, was finally ended in 1965 by the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Jim Eastland's Senate Internal Security Subcommittee once again tries...another attack on Mine-Mill.
See the following page for my (JRS/HG) discussion of the prolonged persecution of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers by a witch-hunting and thoroughly vindictive United States government.