Ky. miners block coal train in fight over unpaid wages

‘Somebody’s got to take a stand,’ miners say
Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020
Coal miner Dustin Maynard, right, talks to press at miners’ blockade of rail tracks outside Quest mine in Kimper, Kentucky, Jan. 14. Protest builds on earlier action at Blackjewel mine.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A dozen Quest Energy coal miners and their families began blocking the railroad tracks near Kimper, Kentucky, Jan. 13 to protest the fact they haven’t been paid. They pledge to stay there until Quest, a subsidiary of…


Copper strikers fight Asarco union busting

Bitter strike battle enters 8th week, no end in sight
Vol. 83/No. 46 - December 16, 2019
Striking copper workers picket at Asarco Ray Mine near Kearny, Arizona, in November.

As the bitter strike by some 1,700 workers against Asarco copper bosses’ union-busting drive entered its eighth week, the company claimed there is an “impasse” in negotiations. It is implementing its “best, last and final” offer as of Dec. 2.…


All out in solidarity with striking copper workers!

Vol. 83/No. 46 - December 16, 2019

A battle with real stakes for all working people is playing out today in the copper towns of Arizona and Texas. Asarco workers are fighting a naked union-busting assault by bosses — they need our solidarity. Build support for their…