Tag: UMWA

On Raiding

Nick Driedger talks about what is at stake when one union tries to “raid” another, in other words steal its membership. A lot of people feel that if everyone in the labour movement could just get along, we would be stronger. The IWW, too, uses

Movie Review: Harlan County, USA (1976)

The author, who worked as a coal miner as a teenager, reviews this classic documentary about a miners’ strike in Kentucky, and talks about the historic significance of these struggles. Barbara Koppel’s 1976 documentary Harlan County, USA depicts the efforts of coal miners employed by

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