On February 16, 1931, the Harlan County Coal Operators' Association reduced wages for miners in that part of eastern Kentucky by 10 percent. In response, the United Mine Workers of.
On December 6, 1977, the United Mine Workers of America walked off the job. This moment demonstrated a moment when workers thought they could gain more power in the economy..
On August 16, 1928, Josephine Roche signed a collective bargaining agreement with the United Mine Workers of America, the first time the UMWA had won a contract in Colorado. This.
Our personal lord and savior can act in the way he does because what is left of the Democratic voting working class in West Virginia is pretty damn nostalgic about.
On October 12, 1898, a racialized battle over strikebreaking broke out in the southern Illinois coal mining town of Virden, Illinois. The so-called Battle of Virden demonstrates the ways that.
Donald Trump continues to Make Coal Great Again. Joe Brown worked for more than 30 years as a roof bolter at the Federal #2 Mine in Marion County. Installing roof.
On December 15, 1921, the Kansas National Guard arrived to break up women's marches in support of a strike of coal miners in southeastern Kansas. That intervention, done with the.
On November 21, 1927, Colorado state police massacred six striking coal miners at the Columbine Mine in Serene, in what was just one of so many instances in American history.