Last Wednesday, CWAers from across the South participated in a rally in Brookwood, Ala., in solidarity with striking mine workers. Members of United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) District 20 have been out on an unfair labor practices strike against Warrior Met Coal since early April.
Members of CWA Locals 3902, 3204, 3908, and TNG-CWA Local 32035, as well as hundreds of other union members, retirees, and their families joined the crowd at what organizers said was the largest union rally ever in Alabama. AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson, who spoke in support of the mine workers on strike said, “You are standing on this picket line for every worker in America; for every single working person who wants to just be able to take care of their families at the end of a hard day’s work. I want to thank you for standing up. Flight Attendants are talking about this strike all over the country...we are with you.”
Donations to the UMWA Strike Fund can be made here.
CWAers participate in a rally to support striking UMWA miners in Brookland, Ala. AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson spoke at the rally in support of the striking workers.