The actions, organized by UMWA, were in support of the union's campaign to save health care for retired miners and win better wages, benefits and working conditions for miners on the job.
"No contract, no peace!" chanted over fifty demonstrators from SEIU/USWW (Service Employees International Union/United Service Workers West) here Mar. 12.
"There is a war on workers in this country." Instead of "brass knuckles and gun thugs, corporate lawyers" are helping Peabody rob retirees.
Some 200 union advocates of single-payer government-run national health care met in Chicago in mid-January to plan their next moves.
The nation's largest coal companies created the spin-off company, Patriot Coal, in a scheme to rob thousands of union members and beneficiaries of their pensions and health care benefits.
On Jan. 14, 2003, nearly 20,000 General Electric workers went out on strike at 48 plants in 33 states.
One-day strikes affected seven Summit hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, involving up to 3,200 nurses and several hundred medical technicians.
The number of fatal occupational injuries nationwide dropped to 4,609 in 2011.
Citing the threat to the players' health and safety the NFL Players Association formally asked league owners to end the NFL's lockout of the regular referees.