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Miners Picket Kingston-Owned Business

Miners Picket Kingston-Owned Business

Posted - Nov. 29, 2003 at 5:58 p.m.



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(KSL News) Striking workers from the Huntington Co-op mine, along with their supporters, picketed in front of a Salt Lake County business today.

The business at 4860 S. Redwood Road, along with the mine, are owned by the Kingston polygamy clan.

Mine workers say they are upset over unsafe working conditions, harassment, lack of health benefits, and threats of being fired; so they want to organize a union.

But there's a problem. The company already has a union, and Kingston family members are its officers.

Bill Estrada/Underground Miner: "These officers, they fire, they cut the pay of workers, and these are supposed to be the union officers. So we have filed charges against the company so that this union could be officially decertified so we can organize a real union in the interests of the workers there."

The miners say they will continue protesting to draw attention to their complaints.

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