As we celebrate National Miner’s Day by recognizing the hard work and sacrifice miners make to support their families. While […]
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A Letter to J.D. Vance
Dear Mr. Vance, I read your book Hillbilly Elegy last year. Actually, my family and I listened to it as […]
Is it Trump or Urban Provincialism?
I was raised rural in the Appalachian Mountains. I spent my childhood in two separate worlds, the beauty of nature […]
Coal Exports Increase While Coalfield Communities Still Face Crisis
I just read an article in the Williamson Daily News citing that coal exports have increased coal production in the […]
Standing in Solidarity with Kentucky’s Teachers
Why did Kentucky legislators have to take away from teacher pensions? Why is there not enough money to make their […]
The Only Way Out for Appalachia’s Coalfields
The boom and bust cycles of coal markets have always worked to the advantage of coal companies more than Appalachian […]
Coal Miners Are Good People
People ask me “Why do Appalachians vote against their own best interests?” Some are friends who are honestly trying to […]
Appalachia’s Captive Workforce
To believe that the coal industry has given up their desire for cheap, expendable labor, is, for the lack of a better term—ridiculous.
Trump Isn’t Creating Coal Jobs, He’s Helping the Industry Make More Money
Before coal miners rejoice the end of “Obama’s War on Coal,” they should realize the war on their jobs isn’t […]
Without the Union…
I had been raised union and knew the benefits that came with it, but in its absence, I ended up joining thousands of other young men naive enough to believe we didn’t need a union.