miners http://apr.org en 30 Arrested During UMWA Protest In W.Va. http://apr.org/post/30-arrested-during-umwa-protest-wva <P>Thirty people have been arrested during a United Mine Workers of America protest against Patriot Coal in West Virginia.</P> <P>UMWA President Cecil Roberts and AFL-CIO Vice President Arlene Holt-Baker are among those arrested.</P> <P>The UMWA says 5,000 people attended Tuesday's protest in Fairmont.</P> <P>They came from Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.</P> <P>United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard told the crowd that every union is threatened if Patriot gets away with shedding legacy costs and breaking promises.</P> <P>Last wee Tue, 09 Jul 2013 22:11:36 +0000 The Associated Press 33820 at http://apr.org 30 Arrested During UMWA Protest In W.Va. Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work http://apr.org/post/documenting-dirty-jobs-miners-work When I was little, my mom bought me a book of photos:<strong> </strong>Lewis Hine's <em><em>Kids at Work</em></em>, a softcover volume made for kids my age at the time. Seeing images of <a href="http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/nclc/01500/01581r.jpg">barefoot boys</a> in cotton mills and <a href="http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/nclc/00000/00003r.jpg">toddlers picking fruit</a> was my first encounter with the power of photography. I couldn't believe kids my age worked so hard — and in such dangerous conditions.<p>That book was a souvenir from a trip to a Pennsylvania coal mine. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:49:28 +0000 National Public Radio 14282 at http://apr.org Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work