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Representative requesting coal miners should be honored on postage stamp

07.11.10

JULY 2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton edition of The Union News

Representative requesting coal miners should be honored on postage stamp

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, June 29th- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted union member Eddie Day Pashinski (Democrat-121st Legislative District) resolution offering condolences to the families of the 29 miners who died in a coal explosion in the Upper Branch Mine-South in Raleigh County, West Virginia in April.

Mr. Pashinski also announced he is urging the United States Postal Service (USPS) to honor the efforts of the American coal miner and issue a United States postage stamp honoring coal miners and their families.

Mr. Pashinski is requesting that Congress recognize the sacrifice of the more than 100,000 miners who have died in the course of coal mining in the United States by placing the image of the American coal miner on the face of a stamp.

“The time has come to honor the exhausting and dangerous work performed by generations of coal miners who have powered the past and continue to power the future of this great nation,” Mr. Pashinski stated.

He stated the resolution recommends that states, including Pennsylvania, review their coal mine safety rules.

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