Why did President Theodore Roosevelt intervene and what precedents did he set?

One of the most famous labor/management conflicts took place in the 1902 Coal Strike in Pennsylvania

Question Description

 

One of the most famous labor/management conflicts took place in the 1902 Coal Strike in Pennsylvania. The strike brought the coalmine owner George Baer against the United Mine Workers Union, and led Theodore Roosevelt to sponsor government intervention. Read the article in the link below. Consider these questions as you post your initial response:

  • Why did President Theodore Roosevelt intervene and what precedents did he set?
  • Was government intervention a good idea in this case?
  • Why or why not?

http://pabook2.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/Coal1902…