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6/07/2006

City and County governments continue to back Peabody miners right to organize

Source: Justice at Peabody

Booneville City Council backs union campaign at Peabody (06/07/2006 09:23)
Boonville City Council backs Peabody Energy miners' right to form a unionBoonville, IN – The Boonville City Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting the area’s non-union Peabody Energy coal miners’ right to organize a union. The resolution passed by a unanimous vote of 4-0 on June 1.“I am strong supporter of the resolution. I came from a family of coalminers and a life long member of the IBEW and the Steelworkers Local 104,” said city council member Bob Canada. (
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Evansville Courier & Press: Boonville City Council backs union campaign at Peabody
By MARK WILSON

The Boonville City Council is officially supporting a union campaign to persuade coal industry giant Peabody Energy not to interfere with attempts of its employees to form a union.The United Mine Workers and the AFL-CIO joined forces to mount the campaign in 2004 in response to what they have termed as a groundswell of support from workers wanting better benefits and working conditions as the corporation continues to grow. (
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Nortonville City Council backs Peabody Energy miners' right to form a union (06/06/2006 12:31)
Nortonville City Council backs Peabody Energy miners' right to form a union Nortonville, KY - The Nortonville City Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting the area’s non-union Peabody Energy coal miners’ right to organize a union. The resolution passed by a vote of 5-0 on June 5.

“This resolution simply states that if Peabody Energy wants to mine coal in our community they must respect workers’ rights,” said Nortonville Mayor James Noel. “We expect every company that does business in our community to be a good corporate citizen.”

The resolution states that Peabody Energy Corp., the world’s largest private sector coal company, should allow its employees to choose freely whether to unionize. The resolution requests that Peabody remain neutral and not resort to the use of pressure tactics, such as mandatory meetings on unionization, threats to close the mine, or any other form of interference or intimidation. The resolution also requests that Peabody agree to an expedited and fair process by which the employees can make a decision about unionization.A copy of the passed resolution will be sent to Peabody Energy’s CEO Greg Boyce.


Danville, Illinois Township Board of Trustees passes town resolution supporting the area’s Peabody non-union coal miners’ right to organize

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