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Mine safety

by JP Bill / February 2, 2006 2:44 AM PST
In wake of 2 more deaths, W.Va. mines heed governor's safety check

{b]Mining companies started safety talks within hours of Manchin's request Wednesday, and others planned to have discussions during pre-shift meetings, Raney said. He said the safety checks were not expected to affect coal production in the country's second-largest coal-producing state.

It would be terrible to lose 30 or 60 minutes of production, while discussing safety procedures with the workers.
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(NT) (NT) I hope it helps!
by Dan McC / February 2, 2006 2:59 AM PST
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And I hope....
by Angeline Booher / February 2, 2006 3:52 AM PST
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.... that the mine owners cooperate.

I don't know about now, JP, but years ago a lot of the mines were owned by "absentee landlords".

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where was there
by Mark5019 / February 2, 2006 3:54 AM PST
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"union" if so unsafe seeems to me that the union took money and hasnt lifted a finger to do someting except count there profits

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Answer
by Angeline Booher / February 2, 2006 4:42 AM PST
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My Dad was the book keeper for a mining company before the unions. Working conditions for the miners was deplorable. Though being in the office and not in the mines, Dad often sang the praises of John L. Lewis, who worked to get the union. Dad was also a staunch republican, but saw the need for the union.

I grew up in northeastern KY, but was aware of the conditions in the mining communities not too far away. There were often refusals by some owners (some were foreign) to "get on the stick", so to speak.

The UMW was needed. It is the voice to communicate with the owners. I agree that unions have demanded too much, and some are no longer needed. But I know that mine workers do not live high on the hog.

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yes back then
by Mark5019 / February 2, 2006 4:50 AM PST
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but now theres to many ways to get help so the union stole the dues and sat by doing nada

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Don't forget that the
by Dan McC / February 2, 2006 5:08 AM PST
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major accident was at a non-union mine.

Dan

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