Upper Big Branch Mine and the Race to the Bottom
Singer, Alan J.http://www.counterpunch.org/singer04152010.html
Date Written: 15/04/2010
Year Published: 2010
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX11810
Without union representation, workers are afraid to report unsafe conditions because they will be fired. Without union representation to pressure coal companies, politicians, and federal regulators, the American coal industry is in a race to the bottom as it enforces third world labor standards and economic and safety conditions on its workers.