February 3, 1993 |
Mine Workers Strike Peabody Coal: The United Mine Workers of America struck the nation's largest coal producer, Peabody Coal Co., using it as the target in negotiations with the coal industry, but efforts to restart talks were fruitless. It was the first time since 1984 that a work stoppage was part of negotiations between the union and the Bituminous Coal Operators Assn. Their 1988 pact, which expired late Monday, covered 66,000 miners and hundreds of mines.
October 5, 1989
The United Mine Workers of America, independent of labor's umbrella organizations since its legendary leader, John L. Lewis, broke ranks more than four decades ago, requested affiliation in the AFL-CIO. Members of the federation's executive council were being polled by telephone, and the board is expected to unanimously welcome the UMW.
December 15, 1993 |
Coal Strike Ends: The United Mine Workers of America ended a seven-month strike by 17,700 miners, ratifying a national contract that boosts wages and breaks new ground by reserving jobs at non-union mines for UMW members. Striking miners in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Virginia are expected to return to work Thursday afternoon, ending the longest national walkout by the UMW in decades. The landmark five-year pact with major U.S.
October 31, 1989 |
What goes on here? All of a sudden, the anti-union Bush Administration seems to be riding to the rescue of the badly crippled United Mine Workers of America, which is embroiled in a crucial struggle against what has been an implacable foe, Pittston Coal Co. For six months the Administration callously ignored the bitter and costly miners strike.
May 5, 2002 |
Judy Bonds, her daughter and grandson were the last ones out. They packed up and left Marfork hollow early last year, the rear guard of more than 50 families in a community that had existed for nearly a century--until the A.T. Massey Coal Co. arrived on this stretch of the Big Coal River in southern West Virginia.
July 1, 1994 |
In a victory for abortion rights advocates, the Supreme Court said Thursday that judges and lawmakers can create a "buffer zone" around an abortion clinic and prevent protesters from picketing and chanting on the street and sidewalks in front of the facility. This limited ban on peaceful protest does not violate the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech, the court ruled on a 6-3 vote, as long as it is deemed necessary to preserve the patient's right to freely enter a clinic.