It's A Fear Thing

by
Abby Zimet

Despite the deaths of 29 miners and a slew of bad press, the
incorrigible Massey Energy bosses are still conducting harsh business as usual -
denying time off to miners to attend friends' funerals, rejecting
makeshift memorials, dismissing criticism of its horrific safety record -
with the threat of job loss in an economy they essentially run. These
thugs deserve to work in one of their own mines. 

"When we were all union, if there was something that came up, it
wasn't no problem at all to shut that mine down until everything was
fixed. Non-union [workers], they ain't got that
right."

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