"After several weeks of nearly around-the-clock negotiations, I believe we have reached something that can be taken to the membership for ratification."
More than 4,500 members and supporters of the United Mine Workers marched and rallied in downtown St. Louis on May 21.
Only nine of the men working in the mine at the time of the disaster were able to escape, after one of them got to safety and returned with a rescue team and equipment.
The late environmentalist, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., founded Earth Day as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.
Positions of authority, millions of dollars of personal wealth, slick public relations consultants, $1,000 per hour lawyers, privilege, and power cannot conceal the true purpose of this bankruptcy.
Just how old and how badly in need of upgrading is the U.S. power grid?
Unionists and environmentalists face common enemies - in corporate suites and Congress.
Deaths and injuries in the nation's mines, including its coal mines, fell in 2012 to some of their lowest recorded levels.
Union paperworkers walked their picket line round-the-clock last week demanding that Nippon Paper resume "good faith" contract talks. They ended the walkout when the company came back to the bargaining table.
The Pipefitter's Hall was packed, over 500 folks filing in for what was the eighth in a series of Union Sportsmen's Alliance public events.