Unions certainly have and have had their place in the evolution of society to the rightful benefit of workers. Why is it then that many union leaders have 6 figure incomes and high end lifestyles? Why have contracts been “negotiated” that bring companies and communities to bankruptcy? My heart bleeds for these miners and the conditions they struggle under. The shame is that most union members are used as pawns. “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”.