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BlackRock Support Sought in Bid to End 5-Month Coal-Mine Strike

Source: Bloomberg Equality July 30, 2021 Coal miners from states including Alabama and West Virginia picketed outside BlackRock Inc.’s New York headquarters Wednesday in a bid to get the world’s largest asset manager to pressure Warrior Met Coal Inc. for better wages and employee benefits. About 120 miners and supporters descended on BlackRock’s offices in […]

Coal Strike Comes to NYC

Source: ucommblog July 30, 2021 Miners from Alabama rallied outside BlackRock in Manhattan calling for an end to the months long strike Since April 1, miners at the Warrior Met Mines in Alabama have been on strike. The workers say they walked out after management refused to reach a fair contract that reduced the long […]

Union Plus: AT&T

Source: Union Plus   Save money every month on your phone bill We’ve got the wireless savings for your family’s needs. Visit your nearest AT&T store and show proof of union membership. Ready to save on unlimited? We thought so! Union members can save up to $10/month savings per line on AT&T Unlimited Elite® with […]

Striking Alabama Coal Miners Taking Protest Back to New York

Source: July 27, 2021 More than 1,000 members of the United Mine Workers of America are planning to once again carry their ongoing strike against Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal to New York City. Members are planning to picket the Manhattan offices of BlackRock, an investment management corporation that is the world’s largest asset manager, […]

Yogi Muise, cornerstone member of Cape Breton’s Men of the Deeps, has died

Source: CBC News Yogi Muise, a longtime member of Cape Breton’s Men of the Deeps, has died. He performed with the choir of former coal miners for over 50 years. Muise, who was 85, is being remembered for his love of music as well as being a big, gentle man who loved to listen to people’s […]

Union Plus: Attractions & Tours

Source: Union Plus July 13, 2021 Save on attractions, tours, water & theme parks Family fun has arrived! Save big bucks on attractions and tours plus admission to Disney, Six Flags, Universal Studios and many more parks. Big savings at big parks, big city tours and the best attractions Your next family adventure just got […]


Source: Tuscaloosa Thread July 12, 2021 Picture this: you’re driving in the Alabama heat with your two-month-old child. It’s late; you’re tired, and you’re ready to get back home when you have the sinking realization that you car is about to run out of gas. Local resident Lacy Brown found herself in this exact situation. […]

Striking Alabama Miners Are Done Playing Nice

Source: In These July 9, 2021   Hundreds of UMWA miners remain on the picket line at the Warrior Met Coal mine.   BROOKWOOD, ALA. — ​“You ain’t working tonight!”   That was one of the picket line chants heard June 15 as several hundred members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and their allies attempted to block strikebreakers […]

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