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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 12:05 AM
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Did the Massey Miners break the Union?
Edited on Wed Apr-07-10 12:19 AM by itsrobert
Looks like the Union was driven out of the Massey operations. Did the miners cross a picket line to take jobs from striking union members?

"He worried such a tragedy will happen again because, he alleged, non-union miners are punished when they complain about poor working conditions."

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/briefs/x1127236741/...


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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 01:36 AM
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1. these miners, personally? probably not
Edited on Wed Apr-07-10 01:37 AM by Adenoid_Hynkel
most of Blankenship's union-busting took place in the 80s and Massey's ruled a de-unionized southern W.Va with an iron fist ever since.
Based on their ages, I'm guessing most of these guys came along when there was nothing else left.
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