Unformatted text preview: and recognition of the union. The owner,… George R. Baer of the Reading Railroad was the spokesperson and he and miners were summoned to the White House as this dragged into October! No progress was made, and management came across horrible in the press, thus with no end in sight, Roosevelt threatened not to break the strike, but…. They submitted to arbitration and a compromise decision was attained-a 10% raise and a 9 hour work day. Roosevelt urged Congress to create the Department of Commerce and Labor, which they did in 1903…It also created the Bureau of Corporations…....
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- Spring '11
- Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, Eight-hour day, White House