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Miners’ pension success signals hope for other troubled pension plans

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Tens of thousands of retired miners are feeling more secure now that the government has finally taken steps to salvage their...

Mine Workers’ Roberts brings Mother Jones back to the fight

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Mt. Olive, IL – If the legacy of Mother Jones, the great union organizer, is being overlooked in much of America, at...

Young Mine Workers’ leader gives thanks to Mother Jones

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Mt. Olive, IL – One of the rising stars in the American Labor Movement says Mary Harris “Mother Jones” brought the...

Retired miners told their pensions will end Dec. 31 without McConnell...

By CARL GREEN Correspondent Retired union coal miners are watching their pensions and health care benefits slip a little further down the drain this fall while...

Peabody now wants to give $11.9 million in bonuses to execs

By CARL GREEN Correspondent St. Louis – Peabody Energy executives continue grabbing for millions in bonuses before even filing the bankruptcy plan that is supposed to ensure...

As coal companies mine the depths of bankruptcy law, miners are...

Working and retired coal miners are about to get the shaft, yet again. Creve Coeur-based Arch Coal Inc. said last week it may file...
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