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The Strike At Warrior Met Coal

The Strike At Warrior Met Coal

What A Day - July 14, 2021 - 21:56

Miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, have been striking for nearly four months in protest of drastic cutbacks to wages and benefits. It’s one of the largest work-stoppages in the state’s recent history. We hear from Haeden Wright, a United Mine Workers supporter and a miner’s wife, and Kim Kelly, a labor reporter for The Nation magazine, about the current status of the strike and the rising tide of violence and hostility that strikers face.And in headlines: Biden condemns Republican voter suppression efforts, Tennessee fires its top vaccine official, and officials announce the greatest rise in inflation since 2008.Show Notes:The Nation: "Alabama’s Coal Miners Are Striking for Their Lives" – https://bit.ly/3kcb5PjTwitter: Kim Kelly – https://twitter.com/GrimKimTwitter: Haeden Wright – https://twitter.com/HaedenWrightFor a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

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