Why the United Mine Workers Union membership is Dwindling
The reason? Because they cater to a political party instead of the members. From on High has this - When Union Leaders Become Enviro-Politicians.
"There was a day when the United Mine Workers top brass would use whatever means were necessary to protect the jobs of its workers. That was also a day when they would move mountains* to organize all those many non-union operations around the area.
A day gone by."
Indeed. The UMW did come out and endorse the new Wise County Power Plant last week. That was the first pro coal miner thing they have done in years.