Finally, the passage of the American Miners Act.
To the International and District Leadership: You had a plan, you executed that plan and you kept us focused. This would not have happened without you. Thank you.
To the UMWA Staff: No one will ever know how many hours you spent organizing rallies, making phone calls, sending emails, lobbying Congress, etc. This would not have happened without you. Thank you.
To my Union Brothers and Sisters: We live in different regions of the country. We have different religious and political beliefs. Some would think that would us a group divided. They would be so wrong. This union comes together like no other and that is what makes it so special. You made the rallies, made the phone calls, sent the letters, sent the emails, and lobbied Congress. This would not have happened without you. Thank you.
To the members of Congress: Some of you were on board early, some later, and some not at all. To those of you that voted for this bill’s passage, Thank you.
To those that did not support this legislation, we vote. We will remember.
To God: You answered the prayers of thousands of people. You used the people I have previously mentioned as your tools to secure this passage. Thank you.
Scott A. Thomas
UMWA Local 1613