Wednesday, April 16, 2003

UMWA to protest new "Hillbillies" show at shareholders' meeting of CBS parent

Cecil Roberts says the mine workers will be in New York on May 21, according to this report, to let Viacom know that "to take a poor rural family, place them in a Hollywood mansion and ridicule them on national television -- is repugnant to me and to the union members I represent."

Last week, Mr. Roberts was blasting proposed amendments to the Coal Act, as shown in this press release, which includes Mr. Roberts' statement that "The UMWA fully intends to call on our friends in Congress to once again help us protect these benefits."

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