Remembering the Nonviolent Pittston S...

Remembering the Nonviolent Pittston Strike

There are 7 comments on the Daily Kos story from May 14, 2012, titled Remembering the Nonviolent Pittston Strike. In it, Daily Kos reports that:

I felt helpless in lending any real support other than a letter to the editor on behalf of my local Pax Christi group.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Daily Kos.

theo

Salem, VA

#1 May 14, 2012
Was the beginning of the END for the UMWA.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#2 May 15, 2012
The letter from the Presiding Bishop said in part:

"....We know that psychological violence has been done to those who now suffer from the unbearable anxiety and desperation of being cut off from support systems which they counted on to be there for them in their sickness, their disabilities and their retirement. But if that violence, as well as the physical violence which some would incite for their own purposes, is to be overcome, it can only be through the non-violent way of the peacemaker.

"We therefore urge you to be steadfast witnesses to the abiding truth of that Gospel claim. Through non-violence, you will permit others to participate and assist in the healing and reconciliation of all people in this place. By your actions, you can give all those affected by these events the grounds for hope because your commitment to nonviolence will be rooted in the only power that can ultimately bring reconciliation, the power of God's eternal love."

Brilliant....
Wouldlike 2know the truth

Nashville, TN

#3 May 19, 2012
The beginning of the end was when Virginia enacted legislation as a Right to Work State that allowed UMWA companies to employ scabs instead of the collective bargaining process.
joejack

Johnson City, TN

#4 Aug 6, 2014
Union left long before that
bob

United States

#5 Oct 21, 2015
Nonviolent? You must not remember to well then. I remember people being pulled out of trucks and beaten, jackrocks thrown, spotlights being put on me while driving. And a lot of harassment of people who had nothing to do with either side.
Yes sir

Tampa, FL

#6 Oct 21, 2015
theo wrote:
Was the beginning of the END for the UMWA.
Absolutely the truth!!!!
Good enough

Tampa, FL

#7 Oct 21, 2015
bob wrote:
Nonviolent? You must not remember to well then. I remember people being pulled out of trucks and beaten, jackrocks thrown, spotlights being put on me while driving. And a lot of harassment of people who had nothing to do with either side.
Yep. Those low life bastards even threw rocks at the vehicles the nurses rode. They wrjed for a private company from Missouri and were not Pittston employees and would have provided medical assistance to anyone in need union or not.
So you mfs that rocked them and now that your ass is unemployed, you got just what you deserve.
Good bye all unions.
Unions were great at one time, but nothing other than a corrupt organization these days.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Blacksburg Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Murder Suspect Natalie Keepers Also Bullying Vi... Sun nomorebullies 1
Phillip miller Feb 4 Phillip miller 7
frankie yates snitchin (Apr '11) Feb 3 Amy P 11
Christiansburg VASAP drug testing Feb 2 Disturbing 6
Trying to get a review on shelor motor mile (Feb '13) Feb 2 Car hunter 6
Cburg Aquatic Center Jan 31 shocked 2
Debate: Marijuana - Blacksburg, VA (Aug '10) Jan 24 Smart 13
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Blacksburg Mortgages