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KENTUCKY MINERS VOTE UMWA

 WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 300 coal miners at Ziegler Coal Holding Company's Wolf Creek Colleries will become members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) after a federally- supervised representation vote today. Workers at the Martin County, Kentucky coal mines will join more than 400 other Ziegler miners who voted for UMWA representation in a similar election in West Virginia on May 28. "We're proud that the miners at Wolf Creek have voted to join the UMWA family," said Union President Richard Trumka.
 "It is a tremendous statement of solidarity that the miners at Wolf Creek decided to take their stand with the UMWA at the height of a national coal strike," Trumka said.
 Trumka said that one of the key issues in the UMWA's organizing drive -- job security -- is also a top priority for 14,000 striking miners.
 "I think all coal miners understand that the only way to win jobs with a future is by standing together. That's why I expect you'll see more miners joining the UMWA in the weeks and months to come," Trumka concluded.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Grossfeld of UMWA, 202-842-7240/


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