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“A Coal Miner’s Political Transformation. What Braxton Braxton has learned by participating in one of the longest work stoppages in U.S. history “

22nd Aug 2022
by Michael Corkery

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For more than 500 days, coal miners in rural Alabama have been on strike. Around 900 workers walked off the job in April 2021, and they haven’t been back since.

As the strike drags on, the miners are discovering that neither political party is willing to fight for them.

For Braxton Wright, a second-generation coal miner, the experience has altered his view of American politics.

Michael Corkery, a business reporter for The New York Times.

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* To make ends meet, some striking coal miners in Alabama have picked up work at an Amazon warehouse. It’s the same one where workers have tried to unionize.

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