September 5, 2015

WINNING THE WAR ON WAGES:

No more union coal mines remain in Kentucky (DYLAN LOVAN, 9/05/15, Associated Press)

Kentucky coal miners bled and died to unionize.

Their workplaces became war zones, and gun battles once punctuated union protests. In past decades, organizers have been beaten, stabbed and shot while seeking better pay and safer conditions deep underground.

But more recently the United Mine Workers in Kentucky have been in retreat, dwindling like the black seams of coal in the Appalachian mountains.

And now the last union mine in Kentucky has been shut down.

Posted by at September 5, 2015 2:36 PM
  

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