The old appeal policy left hundreds of thousands of coal miners, disabled from black lung disease, usually without a penny of benefits before they died.
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones has been a symbol of the struggles and victories of the labor movement for over a century.
A notorious former coal company executive is still awaiting trial while the victims, the families of killed miners, await justice before the law.
"The government and Grupo Mexico are making history but backwards, taking away the right to strike and the right to industrial safety."
In 1989, 98 UMWA members and a minister occupied the Pittston Coal Company's Moss 3 preparation plant in Carbon, Virginia, the most important act of civil disobedience during the Pittston strike.
The ruling clearing independent union leader Napoleon Gomez Urrutia of all remaining charges, paves the way for him to return to daily presidency of his union, Los Mineros.
William Z. Foster, leader of the great steel strike of 1919, called Sellins one of the best of a whole corps of organizers, with an exceptional belief in the workers.
The tragic, brutal and deadly attack on striking miners and their families shocked, saddened and outraged working people and most Americans.
The coal miners were underpaid Eastern Europeans who were told not to complain about their substandard and dangerous working conditons.
The disaster shook the people of Calumet and surrounding communities in the copper-rich Keweenaw region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.