Lackawanna County Courthouse
The Lackawanna County Courthouse was built in 1884 and is famous for the site of the first session of the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission, which was the federal's government's first attempt at solving a labor dispute.
Backstory and Context
In the end, both sides agreed to compromise. The miners wanted a 20% wage increase, an eight-hour workday, and as stated above, official recognition of the union. Instead, they received a 10% wage increase, a nine-hour workday, and were allowed to have three representatives on a six-man arbitration board of representatives (the other three were management representatives).
"History of Lackawanna County." Lackawanna.org. Accessed October 10, 2018. https://www.lackawannacounty.org/index.php/history.
Nabors, Susan C. "Lackawanna County Courthouse, and John Mitchell Monument." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. November 5, 1997. http://www.dot7.state.pa.us/CRGIS_Attachments/SiteResource/H106696_01H.pdf.
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