Coal Is Over

. . . say miners rooting for a Green New Deal.

In Cumberland Kentucky, coal miners are occupying the train tracks in order to prevent coal from leaving the mine where they worked. Julia Conley of writes in her article from August 21: “The miners suddenly lost their jobs in the middle of a shift on July 1 when their company, Blackjewel, announced it had gone bankrupt. The company wrote two weeks worth of bad checks for a total of 1700 miners. The company owes a total of $5 million to its former employees – about $3000 per person.

Read the original article at The Guardian.