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WEST VIRGINIANS VOTE FOR UNION; UNITED MINE WORKERS WIN AGAIN

 WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than a week after winning a major drive to organize 470 miners at a Zeigler Holding Corp. coal mine in Mingo County, W.Va., the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today won the right to represent 110 workers at Keydata Systems, Inc., in Beckley, W.Va. The workers voted today in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.
 The Keydata workers, most of whom are computer data entry operators, will join the UMWA's Office of Allied Workers (OAW). The OAW, formed in 1990, is the division of the UMWA responsible for organizing workers outside of the mining industry.
 "We're very proud that these workers have chosen to become part of the UMWA family," said Union President Richard Trumka.
 Commenting on the union's back-to-back organizing victories Trumka added that "the work of coal miners and data entry operators may seem to be as different as night and day, but in the 1990s both can stand up to win strong, progressive representation with the UMWA."
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 /CONTACT: Jim Grossfeld of United Mine Workers of America, 202-842-7240/


CO: United Mine Workers of America; Zeigler Holding Corp. ST: District of Columbia, West Virginia IN: MNG SU:

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