Taking it to the streets

September 8, 2016
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From left, singer-songwriter Tom Breiding and United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts are shown onstage at the “Keep the Promise” rally Thursday in Washington, D.C. Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers pledged support for HR 2403 and SB 1714 to protect health care and pensions of UMWA miners. Miners from Greene and Washington counties took part in the rally. Order a Print
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Retired Cumberland miner Dave “Leggs” Huntley of Holbrook shows the wear and tear that 30 years of mining did to his hard hat. Huntley was one of more than 8,000 UMWA workers and supporters from seven states who rallied in Washington, D.C., Thursday for health care and pension funding for retired miners. Order a Print

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