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August 31, 2021

Battle of Blair Mountain Offers Cautionary Tale about Decline of Unions Upon Centennial

Charleston Gazette-Mail – In his 27 years as an underground coal miner in West Virginia, Gary Hairston noticed that it took some backup to breathe easier. Read the full article.

“There was a lot better protection in a union mine,” Hairston recalled. “The union backs you.”

Hairston found that a union representative would investigate miners’ complaints.

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