KUER Local News
8:17 am
Fri April 23, 2004

Utah Coal Miners Strike

Salt Lake City, UT – Over six months ago seventy-five mostly Latino coal miners walked off the job after a co-worker was fired at the CW Coal Mine in the mountains of Central Utah, near Price. The miners say they were treated badly at the mine and are entitled to the same benefits other working Americans receive, such as health insurance and retirement funds. The company says the miners' union collectively bargained for, and agreed to, such working conditions. Now, six months later, the miners are still on strike, waiting for a Federal Agency to decide whether or not the union at the mine was an illegally run company union.