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What's happening in the ongoing Alabama coal miners strike

Coal miners on strike stand in line to pick up their strike checks on March 23, 2022, in Brookwood, Alabama. (Andi Rice, for the Gulf States Newsroom)
Coal miners on strike stand in line to pick up their strike checks on March 23, 2022, in Brookwood, Alabama. (Andi Rice, for the Gulf States Newsroom)

Coal miners in Alabama have been striking for almost a year and a half. The impasse over a tentative agreement has been contentious and a bit violent.

WBHM’s Stephan Bisaha of the Gulf States Newsroom reports on how this ongoing strike fits into the larger context of labor disputes between miners and their employers.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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