Posts Tagged ‘mining’

Oct
2015
21

CEO on Trial for Explosion that Killed 29: Stopping Black Lung Disease “Not Worth the Effort”

CEO on Trial for Explosion that Killed 29: Stopping Black Lung Disease
  The West Virginia case against ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship continued following the Columbus Day weekend with jurors hearing recordings of phone calls in which Blankenship downplayed the threat that black lung plays in the lives of miners. In the tapes he demonized the U.S. Mine and Safety Health Administration (MSHA) for their role...
Sep
2013
24

Big Push By MO Building Trades, Labor Orgs, Results in Veto Override to Preserve Mining Jobs

Big Push By MO Building Trades, Labor Orgs, Results in Veto Override to Preserve Mining Jobs
  In Missouri, an override of a bill vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon has created an interesting partnership between business and labor. This has caused Democrats, in a rare move this term, to go against their party’s leader. ¬† With persuasion from local labor leaders, many Democrats switched their position on HB650 realizing that the [&hellip...
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