Joe Radosti
Joe Radosti

God bless those guys! Our nation needs coal and we have plenty of it. I'm curious as to why they don't wear masks? Or do they?

Carla Benbrook
Carla Benbrook
  • Joe Radosti

My dad , My grandfathers, uncles were coal miners. I don't recall dad ever wearing a mask, but that doesn't mean he didn't and certainly doesn't mean they don't now. I am like you, It seems they could. I just remember seeing only the whites of his eyes so many times. My dad also had black lung. But he started working in a coal mines at 9 years old, making .25cents a day... A lot has changed since then.

Joe Radosti
Joe Radosti
  • Joe Radosti

Thanks Carla.

Mariellen-Molitoris Mierzwiak

I loss my Grandfather to Black Lung disease. So Please Help with this, My Grandfather was a very hard worker besides being a farmer, he also was a Coal Miner...
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Mariellen-Molitoris Mierzwiak
Mariellen-Molitoris Mierzwiak
  • Mariellen-Molitoris Mierzwiak

It was a horrible Death, he died in the bed next to my Grandmother..

Sheri Johnston
Sheri Johnston
  • Mariellen-Molitoris Mierzwiak

Mary, I tried to sign; page said over 9/15.

Mariellen-Molitoris Mierzwiak
Mariellen-Molitoris Mierzwiak
  • Mariellen-Molitoris Mierzwiak

Alright!

Lesley Anne Womersley
Lesley Anne Womersley
  • Mariellen-Molitoris Mierzwiak

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Ann Hopkins
Ann Hopkins

Many of my personal family members have worked in the coal mines and have passed on due to the BLACK LUNG DISEASE. Please help our families overcome this disease!

Pat Hargis
Pat Hargis
  • Ann Hopkins

My Dad was a coal miner and had Black Lung Disease.

Ronna Johnson
Ronna Johnson

My grandfather, Richard Henry Mosier, was a coal miner in the West Virginia and Tennessee coal mines once upon a time. Though Grandpa did suffer the effects of black lung, if my memory of my mother's tales serve me right, he died of lupus in his 50's. He also was in a cave-in of a mine early in his career, escaped with a broken back that doctors told him would leave him unable to walk for the rest of his life. Grandpa disagreed and managed to recover and return to the mines. The work that...

My grandfather, Richard Henry Mosier, was a coal miner in the West Virginia and Tennessee coal mines once upon a time. Though Grandpa did suffer the effects of black lung, if my memory of my mother's tales serve me right, he died of lupus in his 50's. He also was in a cave-in of a mine early in his career, escaped with a broken back that doctors told him would leave him unable to walk for the rest of his life. Grandpa disagreed and managed to recover and return to the mines. The work that these people do in the mines has always been a dangerous, filthy business and although I'd rather see the burning of coal become a thing of the past altogether, the reality is that we still depend on it and the very least we can do is support those who risk so much to supply our world with it.

Caroline Blevins Colbert
Caroline Blevins Colbert
  • Ronna Johnson

Black lung is what killed him, they said...even though the lupus had not helped at all.

Victoria Sarver
Victoria Sarver

My father was a coal miner and I remember at times how hard it was for him to breath... but we don't have to have that in this day in age.. Remember the ones we love!

Lucy Campbell
Lucy Campbell
  • Victoria Sarver

So sad thanks for your support, chads in the mines now

Sherry Saint
Sherry Saint

My dad worked in the coal mine for 35 years. He had black lung disease. It took 13 years for him to win his case for benefits.(6 months before he died!) Changes need to be made!

Carol Vegas
Carol Vegas
  • Sherry Saint

DonnaandDavid King, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. That is the trouble with the healthy and wealthy people these days. They only care about themselves. The Republican Party is part to blame as they want to cut what paltry health benefits there are available and cut medicare and social security also, not to mention social services. They don't want any kind of health care for just us people. Of course the Insurance Companies want to charge an arm and a leg for premiums and cut all...

DonnaandDavid King, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. That is the trouble with the healthy and wealthy people these days. They only care about themselves. The Republican Party is part to blame as they want to cut what paltry health benefits there are available and cut medicare and social security also, not to mention social services. They don't want any kind of health care for just us people. Of course the Insurance Companies want to charge an arm and a leg for premiums and cut all benefits too all the while paying CEO's exorbiant salaries. I wish you and your sister luck in qualifying for her benefits.

Ericka Charlton
Ericka Charlton

I have family that were coal miners earlier in the 1900's on up! I'm sure the conditions have improved greatly from the earliest, but there is always room for improvement in such a dangerous dangerous field.

Tammy Steenburgh Vanhoose

Please read and sign this petition.

Jackie Laney
Jackie Laney

God Bless Them ALL

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