Socioeconomics of Coal

March 1978
National Review;3/31/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 13, p386
The article comments on the socioeconomics of coal in the United States under the administration of President Jimmy Carter. American coal miners were among the highest paid industrial workers in the world, with salaries and prerequisites and fringe benefits and pension provisions equivalent to those of the professional classes. Trends indicate a shift in emphasis to strip mining which requires minimum human labor.


Related Articles

  • 40 YEARS OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS EVENTS.  // Business Insurance;10/8/2007, Vol. 41 Issue 41, p42 

    The article chronicles key developments in employee benefits scheme in the U.S. In 1974, U.S. President Gerald Ford signs into law the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, setting new vesting, funding and fiduciary standards for pension plans. Amid soaring health care costs, U.S. President...

  • District 17's Feisty Spirit.  // Time;12/12/1977, Vol. 110 Issue 24, p78 

    The article focuses on courage of the 25, 000 members of United Mine Workers Of America (U.M.W.) District 17 Sub 3 in Beckley, West Virginia. It mentions the ten-day strike by the U.M.W.s towards U.M.W. president Arnold Miller concerning the health benefits reduction because of the member's...

  • Coal's Chilling Strike.  // Time;11/18/1974, Vol. 104 Issue 21, p66 

    The article reports on the plan of a nationwide coal strike by the 120,000 members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) that will start on November 25, 1974 in the U.S. It notes that UMW pushes for an increase of about 40% in wages and benefits over three years, five-days-a-year paid sick...

  • The 1977 amendments to the black lung benefits law. Cook, Carvin // Monthly Labor Review;May78, Vol. 101 Issue 5, p25 

    Examines major provisions of the 1977 legislation, the Black Lung Benefits Reform Act and the Black Lung Benefits Revenue Act, which aim to ease United States coal miners' access to black lung benefits and to change the financing of the programs. Symptoms and effects of the black lung disease;...

  • COURT UPHOLDS MINERS HEALTH BENEFITS.  // Coal Age;Mar2003, Vol. 108 Issue 3, p19 

    Reports on the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the healthcare benefits of retired coal miners and widows. Reasons for upholding the benefits; Companies that challenge the court; Failure of the Social Security Administration to meet a deadline by the federal government.

  • At Home. Evans, M. Stanton // National Review Bulletin;8/10/1979, Vol. 31 Issue 32, pB118 

    Focuses on U.S. President Jimmy Carter's recently delivered address on energy problems of the nation. Emphasis made by Carter over the need to press for conversion to coal; Suggestion by Carter to the country's utility companies to cut their consumption of oil by a full 50% and replace this...

  • UK miners urge UK government to end `dash for gas'.  // Coal International;Sep96, Vol. 244 Issue 5, p217 

    Details the efforts of a group of miners in Great Britain to urge the government to give the coal industry a chance to compete in the energy industry. Need to reduce the country's dependence on imported energy; Importance of a robust and competitive coal industry.

  • To Work--Or Not To Work? Carter invokes Taft-Hartley, but the miners vow they won't obey it.  // Time;3/20/1978, Vol. 111 Issue 12, p8 

    The article offers information on the labor rally of 165,000 coal miners in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1978. Monsignor Charles Rice offered an earnest prayer to the miners, where his words perfectly reflected the own mood of the miners in the long, three-month strike. Opposing the miner, in a...

  • Carter on Show. Osborne, John // New Republic;4/2/77, Vol. 176 Issue 14, p13 

    Presents information on political trips made by U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Response of Carter to a question about costs of national health care on his trip to Clinton, Massachusetts; Details about Carter's speech given in Clinton; Suggestion given by the President regarding peace settlement in...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics