Interview with Joseph A. Scopa, June 16, 1987

Project: Appalachia: Roving Pickets Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In this second interview with Joseph Scopa, he discusses his role in the roving pickets' movement of the early 1960s in more detail. He talks about the sweetheart contracts that union field representatives were making with coal operators. Under the terms of these contracts some operators were exempt from paying the forty cents per ton royalty to the union's health and retirement fund. Scopa maintains that these agreements were not fair and that the Roving Pickets were formed to stop such practices.

Interview Accession

1987oh175_app098

Interviewee Name

Joseph A. Scopa

Interviewer Name

Doug Cantrell

Interview Date

1987-06-16

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Scopa, Joseph A. Interview by Doug Cantrell. 16 Jun. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Scopa, J.A. (1987, June 16). Interview by D. Cantrell. Appalachia: Roving Pickets Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Scopa, Joseph A., interview by Doug Cantrell. June 16, 1987, Appalachia: Roving Pickets Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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