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Series Exposing Coal Industry Conspiracy To Deny Black Lung Benefits Wins Newspaper Guild’s Heywood Broun Award

WASHINGTON–A coal industry conspiracy to deny black lung benefits to tens of thousands of coal miners has won the Heywood Broun Award – given annually to honor outstanding investigative and public service reporting – from The Newspaper Guild.

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Rockefeller: Coal Mine Owners Treat Workers As ‘Property

WASHINGTON —The nation’s coal mine owners “so victimize” their workers that the workers “come as close to being property as anyone I can imagine,” a leading congressional advocate for the miners says. In remarks Oct. 1 to the National Consumers League, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va., added the only worse recent treatment by owners of workers that he could think […]

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