October 28, 2015 -
Peabody Energy, the nation's largest coal company, is seeking release from a pledge to pay into a health insurance fund. Will taxpayers have to pick up the tab?
September 1, 2015 -
Fossil-fuel apologists have accused the Obama administration of waging a war on coal, but the real war is the one coal companies have for years carried out against the health and safety of their workforce.
July 30, 2012 -
Twenty people were arrested over the weekend while blocking the largest mountaintop removal operation in West Virginia. Meanwhile, scientific evidence of the human and environmental health damages caused by such mining continues to mount. Will U.S. lawmakers approve legislation imposing a moratorium?
March 6, 2012 -
Corporations including Texas-based American Airlines and Hostess are turning to bankruptcy courts not because they can't pay their bills but because those courts allow them to negotiate with a hammer. While the options for unions aren't great, a few have shown that aggressive workplace mobilizing can beat back some of the worst.
December 5, 2011 -
The Texas-based carrier is using Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a strategic weapon in a class war against decent wages and benefits for its workers.
October 12, 2005 -
With just five days until the Bankruptcy Bill goes into effect -- the measure Congress passed last spring with the votes of 18 Democratic Senators and 73 House Dems -- comes a disturbing
April 28, 2005 -
The Memphis Flyer denounces the five Tennessee Democrats who voted for the bankruptcy "reform" bill (a "Christmas gift" to credit card companies, according to one opponent) as betrayers