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Black Lung Deniers

Richard Trumka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Coal companies, their lawyers and their hand-picked doctors will go to any length -- ethical or not -- to deny the small monthly benefits that stricken miners are due under the Black Lung Benefits Act.

Court Grants Corporations Impunity to Mug Retirees

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

When a kid snatches an old lady's purse, it's punished as a crime. But when a corporation manipulates bankruptcy law to deny thousands of retired coal miners benefits they labored their entire lives to earn, it's endorsed by federal court.

Lucia Graves

Coal Companies' Dispute Leaves Miners' Benefits In Limbo

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alana Green worked underground. Not for the CIA or the police, but in a coal mine for eight hours a day, six days a week, for five years...

Paige Lavender

Blair Mountain: Protesters March to Save Historic Battlefield

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

A week long protest calling for the preservation of West Virginia's Blair Mountain has rehashed conflicts within a coal mining community torn between ...

Let's Cheer the Chilean Miners -- and Fight for Workers Everywhere

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

While I cheered for the miners coming up from the ground beneath the Atacama Desert, it was painful to recognize yet another sign of the dangerous, corporate-driven agenda that has far more regard for the bottom line than for working people.

Why I Am Pro-Union and Pro-Teacher

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I strongly support labor unions. Obama, Duncan, Bloomberg, and Klein, the educational czars in the United States and New York City do not. But I have ...

An Enduring Memorial for Slaughtered Miners: Criminal Liability for Reckless Owners

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

America needs its own statute -- an Upper Big Branch Law -- holding corporate managers and directors criminally accountable for ditching safety for dollars.

Greed Explains the Disasters and the Lying Afterwards

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Middle class workers are the ones who die in coal mines and on oil rigs. Afterwards, CEOs say anything to save the bottom line -- the one that will determine their bonuses.

Safety Awards That Endanger Workers' Lives

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

BP, Massey Energy and Tesoro all have hauled out plaques celebrating safety achievements to deflect allegations of corporate recklessness in the after...

Psalm 20 and the Massey Mining Disaster

Kim Bobo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kim Bobo

On Monday, I read through psalm after psalm searching for the "right" one to read at the opening of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) protest near the Massey Energy shareholders meeting.

Labor Day of Infamy: Who Killed the Jobs of Van Jones and Coal Miners?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

How easy to be cynical on this Labor Day, and declare it a day that will live in infamy for coal miners and coalfield residents and green job advocates across the nation.

West Virginia? Take Me Home, Country Roads...

Andy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Rosenberg

In a year full of surprises to the conventional political wisdom, Obama's campaign is rocketing to competitiveness in the nearly all-white state of West Virginia.