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The Coal King is racing to avoid bankruptcy

Source: CNN Business October 11, 2019   Robert Murray, the king of the coal industry and a forceful supporter of President Donald Trump, is fighting to save his mining empire from financial collapse. Murray Energy, America’s largest private coal miner, recently failed to make payments to lenders. The company entered into a forbearance agreement that buys it time […]

Union Plus: AT&T Discounts

Source: Union Plus     Why Should Union Members Choose AT&T?   Exclusive Wireless Discounts Stack AT&T’s special offers with union-exclusive savings like up to $45 waived activation and upgrade fees1 — plus 20% off select accessories from AT&T and 15% off the monthly service charge of Mobile Share plans.   Network Reliability AT&T is ranked […]

Rethinking Retraining: Why Worker Training Programs Alone Won’t Save Coal Country

Source: Ohio Valley Resource October 4, 2019 Bobby Bowman mined coal in West Virginia for 12 years before his employer shut down. “I don’t think that mine will ever open again,” he said. Bowman lives in Welch, in the south of the state, where he worked at the Pinnacle Mine, which shut down almost exactly […]

October 1, 2019 Letter to the Navajo Nation

International Representative, Justin Tsosie, sent a letter to the brother and sisters of the Navajo Nation on October 1, 2019, to update them on recent events concerning the Nation and call them to action to protect all of our rights! To read the full letter click here. If you have any questions about the letter […]

Cecil Roberts: Shutting down coal will not solve climate change (Opinion)

Source: The Charleston Gazette-Mail In a speech at the National Press Club on Sept. 4, I made the statement that there were 1,600 coal plants being built around the world. Those who were at the speech or who registered to watch it online were provided my prepared remarks, which noted that the 1,600 figure was […]

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