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Sept. 17, 1989
The ten-month Pittston Coal strike began on this date, as 98 miners and a minister occupied the Pittston Coal Company’s Moss 3 preparation plant in Carbo, Virginia. The strike began after Pittston terminated health benefits for retirees, widows and disabled miners. State troopers were called in to arrest strikers after violent conflicts erupted, yet the struggle barely made the news the United States. Arguably the most militant strike of the time, the United Mine Workers (UMWA) engaged in a variety of actions, ranging from a nonviolent takeover to mineworkers blockading the road into the plants, leading to their arrest. The United Mine Workers (UMWA) ultimately won, and the Pittston strike became one of the few labor victories of the 1980s.
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July 9, 2012 | Via We Party Patriots - Has the Pennsylvania GOP learned nothing from it's Mike Turzai moment/low point? Must they have the Governor's approval rating dip into single digits before changing course? Has the backlash against the state's oppressive Voter ID law that will likely prevent 758,939 registered voters from partaking in the November election not sufficiently stirred their interest in change? Apparently not, because Governor Corbett has chosen to have a Mitt Romney fundraiser create TV ads about the voter ID law, according to the Philadelphia City Paper…Corbett has used government funds allotted to prevent voter suppression to help cover up the voter suppression he is implementing. Positively Orwellian! Read more at wepartypatriots.com (click image to enlarge)


 
 
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