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United Mine Workers

Are Union Leaders Richard Trumka and Cecil Roberts Murderers?

Laurence Leamer | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Trumka is an ambitious, smart man and it was unthinkable that he or other UMWA leaders would hire a contract killer as Blankenship suggests may have happened.

The Desperate Plight of Retired Coal Miners

Laurence Leamer | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

The United Mine Workers is suing Peabody and Arch, saying they can't walk away from their obligations. But this isn't the first time coal companies have figured out a way to avoid social responsibility.

The Second Civil War

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Have you ever heard of this landmark event in American history, the Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest armed rebellion in America since the Civil War? And if not, then why not?

Upper Big Branch Mine Conditions Were 'Industrial Homicide,' Union Alleges

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The nation's largest mine workers union accused Massey Energy Co. and its managers on Tuesday of "industrial homicide" for c...

The Last Mountain -- New Documentary Chronicles Coal Mining's Collateral Damage

Michael Rose | Posted 08.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Maria Gunnoe's fight to stop MTR and transform the Appalachian Mountains into a wind energy powerhouse attracted filmmaker Bill Haney and his partners, who feature her in their documentary, The Last Mountain.

Blair Mtn. Thanksgiving: Will Sen. Joe Manchin and Nation Thank Coal Miners or Massey Energy?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As we huddle around our Thanksgiving dinner tables on Thursday, reflecting on the bounty of our nation, recently elected US Sen. Joe Manchin will have...

Citizens United Reveals the Danger of Our Right Wing Supreme Court

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Here is the dirty little secret the GOP doesn't want you to know: The four extreme right wing Supreme Court justices are as activist as any judges can get.

Call Now: Verizon Wireless Sponsors Union-Busting Mountaintop Removal Rally?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Verizon and a British Lord are joining forces to deny climate change and fight unions.