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West Virginia Mine Workers Stay Home To Protest Anti-Obama NRA Coercion


First Posted: 10- 2-08 11:31 AM   |   Updated: 11- 2-08 05:12 AM

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WBOY 12:

Coal production at a mine in Monongalia County came to a halt today when every union miner stayed home, as part of a political protest.

It was an idle day Monday at the Blacksville #2 Mine.

More than 440 workers who are members of the United Mine Workers of America took what's called a Memorial Day instead of going to work.

Union officials say they took the day to protest after a film crew from the National Rifle Assocation showed up at the Consol mine last week to interview union workers.

They say the crew tried to get union coal miners to speak out against Barak Obama.

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