Wednesday, January 26, 2005

UPDATE!! Mine Benefit Legislation Back in Congress

Over at ResistOppression there is some encouraging news about the miners benefits being restored and protected from bankruptcy rulings. I'll cross-post it here.

Assets formerly owned by Horizon Natural Resources--including Zeigler No. 11 mine at Coulterville--are up for sale again.

At the same time, Congressmen Jerry Costello (D-IL) and Nick Rahall (D-WV) introduced legislation today to re-affirm the government's commitment to health care coverage for miners.

"What we are trying to do is make certain that the federal government is committed to protecting these miners from bankruptcy situations like what happened with Horizon," Costello said Tuesday, referring to a federal court's decision last year allowing Horizon to nullify its union contracts--including health care coverage--when it went on the auction block early last fall. (MORE >>>)

To show your support for legislation that Keep's the Promise To the Coal Miners Click Here
and to show your support of Reforming Bankruptcy Laws Click Here

We should all show our support for the miners, for they are the pioneers of the Labor movement. No single group of working people have endured the fight longer than they have and for that, we owe them the utmost respect. Help us help them!!


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