Biden Cannot Leave Miners Behind

I can tell you how West Virginia feels. We feel like returning Vietnam veterans. We’ve done every dirty job you’ve asked us to do. We never questioned. We did it and performed well. And now all of a sudden we’re not good enough, we’re not clean enough, we’re not green enough and we’re not smart enough. You want to know why they quit voting for Democrats, that’s the reason.

The United Mine Workers of America has a long history in this country. Since its founding in 1890, it has survived violent suppressions like the Morewood massacre, the Ludlow Massacre, and the Battle of Blair Mountain to fight for basic workers’ rights like the eight-hour work day. We cannot forget the sacrifices these workers made to guarantee rights for all of us, and the direct role they took in fighting against tyranny and oppression.

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.

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