Labor News

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For the W. Va. and Turkish Miners: Journal of Catherine Terry, 30 Nov. 1920

Diane Gilliam Fisher is a true poet of miners, their communities, their culture and families.

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14 United Mine Workers arrested in protest

More than 4,500 members and supporters of the United Mine Workers marched and rallied in downtown St. Louis on May 21.

Miners demand prosecution of Massey execs

Mine workers are now demanding criminal prosecution of 18 Massey Coal Company executives - including retired CEO Don Blankenship - for "industrial homicide."

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More indictments coming in Upper Big Branch disaster

The indictment of the security supervisor at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch will be the first of many indictments after an explosion killed 29 West Virginia miners.

Union happy with new Obama crackdown on mine owners

Mine workers welcome Obama's plan to make it easier in cracking down on coal companies that are constant safety violators. However specific rules need to be enforced in order to further erode the systemic problem, unions say.