At Long Last, They Have No Decency

Posted by – August 30, 2007

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has determined that the families of the now presumed dead miners in Utah cannot have the UMWA represent them in the ongoing investigation of the case.

The real kicker is that MSHA has made this ruling despite the fact that miners & their families can choose their own representation in a case like this, but because – THE MINERS HAVE TO SIGN THE REQUEST.

This is not a punchline. This is the actual federal ruling when it comes to the families of these miners, since at the time of the cave-in, the mine was not union, so these men were not union members. Had they lived & were able to sign the request, then the UMW could represent them.

As a result, area miners are considering going union again.

1 Comment on At Long Last, They Have No Decency

  1. Cait Rose says:

    Reminds me a little of the Swiss banks who refused to acknowledge the claims of the heirs of Holocaust victims…because the heirs couldn’t produce a will and a death certificate!
    The US government certainly knows how to learn from the best in the business!

    Just another reason to work union, if at all possible.

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