As an IBEW union family, I loved the speech.
But I would ask President Obama to take that same passion for the coal miners who are mostly right now without union representation and they are dying.
Mine helmets and painted crosses sit at the entrance to Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch coal mine Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Montcoal, W.Va. The memorial represents the 29 coal miners who were killed in an explosion at the mine one year ago today. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)
Got breaking coal mining news today!
"CHARLESTON — Historic safety steps, once more written with the spilled blood of West Virginia coal miners, cleared the House of Delegates after one lawmaker Tuesday blasted Massey Energy’s attitude of “organized crime” in running the ill-fated Upper Big Branch mine."
Read more at:
Delegates pass mine safety bill
and the man who never apologized for killing 29 coal miners, Massey Energy CEO Dan Blankenship:
And Blankenship got a raise from Massey just a couple of months before the Upper Big Branch mine disaster.
yeppers, Don Blankenship is ready to enjoy HIS retirement!