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  •  I went to work underground... (2+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades, 6412093

       ...in 1973. In Illinois, at that time, I remember hearing that we had 12,000 UMWA miners working. The union guys were sorta worried, because that was way down from 16,000 not too many years previous.

       Now, I'm not sure how many union mines are left, but it's not very many... Most of you good people here would enjoy the heck out of talking politics with your average UMWA miner. Hard-core Democrats, mainly, with a few nuts thrown in for "seasoning." :) They are, day in, day out, Progressives... Open-minded, decent, hard-working people. There are quite a few of us pensioners still kicking...

       Stay safe brothers and sisters!

    Best, HH99

    Compost for a greener planet.............got piles?

    by Hoghead99 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 07:13:26 PM PDT

    •  My grandfather did a bit of UMWA organizing... (2+ / 0-)
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      6412093, Hoghead99

      ...in southern Illinois in the early '30s. (He also organized in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia and Georgia).

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 07:37:58 PM PDT

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