My second is "How well did the union bosses make out in this?
Roberts and other UMWA members were arrested Thursday marching through Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, towards the federal building the Environmental Protection Agency was holding field hearings for a new rule that could very well force more coal mines and plants to shut down.
Roberts was leading about 5,000 coal miners, their families and supporters to show the EPA that coal miners, boilermakers, electric workers and other unions did not support the Obama administration’s new regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.
“This was an expression by the leadership of the union and the solidarity for our members when our jobs are on the line … it’s what it’s all about,” Roberts said while being arrested.
UMWA District 31 vice president Mike Caputo said the Pittsburgh rally was only “the first shot of the battle” against the Obama’s administration’s regulatory agenda.
Yeah, the 'leadership of the union' that sold the membership out. Again, wonder what they got for it?
Probably better than the Border Patrol's getting.
According to Shawn Moran, the vice president and spokesman for the
National Border Patrol Council, scabies and lice are the two main
infestations that his agents come across. He adds that chicken pox, measles, H1N1 and tuberculosis are also pretty common. Really, he says
they see a whole gamete of diseases and that’s what his men are most
Moran tells KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek that there have been agents who
have been hospitalized with respiratory illnesses that they believe came
from their job. He says the agents understand going into the job that
this is one of their responsibilities.