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Coal Rally

Postby Starburst » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:04 pm

I was there on behalf of work, but thought I'd share some of the pictures I took at Saturday's Coal Rally.......
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby shade chaser » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:08 pm

did you get a head count? nice pics.
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby Starburst » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:20 pm

No....afraid not......I wasn't there too long....I needed to get some pics for work.......but while I was there, the energy was GREAT !!
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby carbon-15 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:22 pm

I was told 1100 by one of the planners today...
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby shade chaser » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:52 pm

I was there,didnt count but would have never guest 1100,looked more like 5/600 of course that is one huge building and maybe just looked that way to me.
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby carbon-15 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:55 pm

shade chaser wrote:I was there,didnt count but would have never guest 1100,looked more like 5/600 of course that is one huge building and maybe just looked that way to me.


People may have been coming and going the entire time..
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby shade chaser » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:56 pm

oh yea they were,i guess thats where they get 1100,ok cool.
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby Guest » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:23 am

carbon-15 wrote:I was told 1100 by one of the planners today...

That is a better turnout than expected.
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby Nikki » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:09 am

I love the lady in the second pic.. known her my entire life! Doesn't suprise me one bit that she was there!
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby Chase » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:58 pm

Just curious, but were there many UMWA who are help supporting coal? I am sure they are, but it would help to have some UMWA or Steelworkers sending a message too.
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby carbon-15 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:10 pm

Are there any active union mines left in Harlan?
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby RAP » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:55 pm

Not to my knowledge. I used to would have known, but the last time I was involved was at brookside many years ago.
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby Chase » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:58 am

This being a coal rally or anywhere there is any event held for coal, the unions should support this cause. Since the Obama campaign had big union support, at least the UMWA should send in bus loads of supporters for coal. I always thought UMWA and Steelworkers usually tried to ban together for any cause when they know it will directly affect their jobs as well as any jobs. If they are wise. With union support of coal, this would speak loudly. These state and federal elections need the union support and if we can get the organized people on board supporting us it will send a big message to our state.

There are a lot of retired UMWA miners and still belong to locals. The steelworkers know what is in store for them if the cap and trade is finalized and we all know how that will hurt coal producting states too.

I was just thinking about this and seeing much support from the union kind of puzzled me. Especially the UMWA.
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby Chase » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:01 am

[quote="Chase"]This being a coal rally or anywhere there is any event held for coal, the unions should support this cause. Since the Obama campaign had big union support, at least the UMWA should send in bus loads of supporters for coal. I always thought UMWA and Steelworkers usually tried to ban together for any cause when they know it will directly affect their jobs as well as any jobs. If they are wise. With union support of coal, this would speak loudly. These state and federal elections need the union support and if we can get the organized people on board supporting us it will send a big message to our state.

There are a lot of retired UMWA miners and still belong to locals. The steelworkers know what is in store for them if the cap and trade is finalized and we all know how that will hurt coal producting states too.

I ote] My last sentence should have read." NOT seeing support from UMWA puzzled me." Sorry!
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Re: Coal Rally

Postby RAP » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:30 am

Maybe Chase it's because there aren't any mines here
in Harlan that have UMWA and the workers don't want
them to be here. :?: :?: :?:
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