Of the steel towns in that district, Donora and Monessen took the lead with a 100 per cent.
Several months previously the Burgess of Monessen had flatly refused to allow him to hold any meetings in that town.
The affair established the unions in the big mills of Monessen.
In Monessen State Police and other "peace officers" would regularly round up batches of strikers before the mill gates.
He called a meeting to take place square in the streets of Monessen on April 1st.