RAPBTP wrote: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.
May be that they don't RAPBTP, but I would take any help I could get to reach the ears of the ones who most need to hear it and that is politicians. I am talking federal. I don't think the states will have any impact on trying to save coal jobs or to defeat the cap and trade. This is big from the top of the capitol.
I wasn't talking of organizing or going down that road, but since the unions were so into the liberal democrat party it wouldn't hurt to have that support. If the workers don't want them here then so be it. I really think the states of Pa. and W.Va and Va have a big hand in this also. If the permits are being questioned and being held up......who is holding them up?
As far as the UMWA, just think of all the pensions and benefits of the retirees that will be affected if this coal business is on the way south. If I was a retired miner whether union or non union, you bet your booties I would be standing there (if able) holding up my banner. How about the black lung program and what will happen to that if the bottom falls out of the coal market? I hope all can be on board and if the miners don't want them then they are cutting their nose off to spite their face. I guess that was a bad suggestion for the unions, sorry just trying to get more on board to help.