Coal Miners Stop Protesting

A group of Kentucky coal miners who sat on railroad tracks in order to block a shipment of coal while protesting bounced paychecks is ending a standoff after two months.The miners formerly employed by Blackjewel in Harlan County drew national media attention for the old-fashioned protest that evoked memories of long-ago union battles with mining companies. They held signs that said “No Pay, No Coal” and received donations from around the country. They had been sitting on the tracks – in groups large and small – for nearly 60 days.News reports indicate most of the protestors have found other jobs or moved away.

Source: MG News

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