The UMW have been loyal foot soldiers for the Democrats. The dues of their members have financed the Democratic Party and made the election of Obama and a Democratic dominated congress possible. Obama once elected appointed the left wing ideologues at EPA who will shortly terminate those miners jobs and impoverish them. Those workers IMHO have been badly betrayed by the unions leadership and will suffer for their misplaced trust and poor judgment.
Dems and Obama have betrayed many unions because Obama is for one world law. He is the first black prez but he is also the first one dedicated to the fall of America. He and the dems are what has made this country a debtor nation! They send jobs overseas, they pamper and encourage illegals and then they blow off the concerns of Americans!