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The Wages of Coal

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On December 9, 2018

West Virginia definitely needs to double down on coal: Each morning Tina Coleman turns her faucet, she waits to see what color the water will be when, or if, it flows out. Some days it’s blue or gre

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The Wages of Coal

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On November 9, 2018
Oh coal, you never have any downsides. A federal jury on Wednesday ruled a global contractor tasked with keeping disaster clean-up workers safe instead endangered them – some fatally. A jury in U.S. District Court spent five hours deliberating before returning a verdict Wednesday in favor of the hundreds of blue-collar laborers who say they […]

MAGA!

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On September 19, 2018

Trump is definitely the savior for coal miners. Two days before his term ended, a member of the independent federal commission overseeing mine safety accused the Trump administration of an “unla

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On May 1, 1943, Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9340, authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to seize the nation’s coal mines after the United Mine Workers of America refused National War Labor Board arbitration. This incident demonstrated both the intransigence of UMWA head John L. Lewis to state power and the limited tolerance […]

Drain That Swamp!

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On April 8, 2018

I know I am glad the Trump administration is cleaning up the incredibly corrupt Washington of the Obama years! On March 29, 2017, Robert Murray, the founder and owner of one of the country’s largest

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On January 23, 1890, the United Mine Workers of America formed. One of the most important labor unions in American history, examining the foundation of the UMWA is a window into the position and idea of workers in the late 19th century, as well as the great challenges they faced. Coal miners worked an absolutely […]
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