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Union Plus: Found your fit? Tell your fellow union members

Source: Union Plus June 29, 2021     Let your fellow union members know that you’ve found a great fit with MetLife Auto & Home®. When you refer another union member and he/she gets an auto insurance quote, we’ll mail you a $20 gas card to say thanks.* Spread the word. Tell your fellow union […]

Striking Alabama Miners Call Out NYC Hedge Funds for Bringing in Scabs

Source: June 23, 2021   NEW YORK, N.Y.—You take a six-dollar pay cut and what do you get? Five years older and no respect for the sacrifices you made to get your employer out of bankruptcy, say the striking Alabama coal miners who protested outside the Manhattan offices of three hedge funds on June […]

Striking Alabama coal miners take protest to Wall Street

Source: June 22, 2021 About 14 striking Alabama mine workers have taken their case to Wall Street this morning. Chanting “no contract, no coal,” the miners today launched the latest step in a strike that began April 1 for a new contract with Warrior Met Coal. United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts […]

Union Plus: Union Made Backyard BBQ

Source: Union Plus June 16, 2021 Fire up the grill for summer! We’ve got a line up of the best union-made/packaged hot dogs, beef, beer, grilling tools AND RECIPES to make your next BBQ the best ever! No backyard? No problem! Set up the grill on your patio, balcony, courtyard or driveway. Happy grilling! Union-Made […]

Alabama’s Coal Miners Are Striking for Their Lives

Source: The Nation June 11, 2021 Alabama is a beautiful place filled with contradictions and complexities, but there are a few things that my time there has taught me that this state holds sacred. God, football, and barbecue top the list, of course (Roll Tide!), but for a group of coal miners in Tuscaloosa County, […]

Video shows trucks hitting workers picketing outside Warrior Met Coal

Source: WBRC Fox 6 News June 8, 2021 BROOKWOOD, Ala. (WBRC) -Things are apparently getting heated at the on-going strike at the Warrior Met Coal plant. Union officials say some workers are turning to violence. The United Mine Workers of America tells WBRC, some of its members have been hit by cars three times in […]

Alabama miners’ strike: ‘We are Union!’

Source: Workers World June 2, 2021 Centreville, Ala. May 31 — In Brookwood, Ala., the 1,100 miners of United Mine Workers (UMWA) Local 2245 are entering the ninth week of a strike begun April 1 against Warrior Met Coal. The company has refused to meet the miners’ just demands, and the bosses brought in nonunion […]

Estevan to mark the anniversary of the strike that set off a labour movement

Source: Estevan Mercury June 2, 2021 It will be 90 years this year since three miners – Peter Markunas, Nick Nargan and Julian Gryshko – lost their lives in an effort to improve harsh and often inhumane work conditions for themselves, their fellow workers and, as it turned out, thousands of other mine-industry employees all […]

Striking coalminers in Alabama energize support across the south

Source: The Guardian June 1, 2021 About 1,100 coalminers represented by the United Mine Workers of America in Brookwood, Alabama, have been on strike since the start of April against Warrior Met Coal amid new union contract negotiations. As the strike heads into its third month, workers are fighting for improvements to wages and benefits […]

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