Prominent Dem Senators DEMAND Support For Striking Coal Miners



Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Tammy Baldwin are demanding for the Wall Street firm BlackRock to back striking coal workers in Alabama as they fight for better wages and benefits. the Senators are calling on BlackRock, the largest shareholder of Warrior Met Coal, to pressure the coal company to negotiate with workers. John Iadarola, Senator Nina Turner, and Francesca Fiorentini discuss on The Young Turks. Watch LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. http://youtube.com/theyoungturks/live Read more HERE: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/01/14/sanders-leads-call-blackrock-side-striking-coal-miners “Sen. Bernie Sanders and two of his Senate colleagues on Friday demanded that the Wall Street behemoth BlackRock—the largest shareholder in Warrior Met Coal—intervene on the side of Alabama miners as they continue their strike for fair wages and benefits. In a letter to BlackRock's billionaire CEO Larry Fink, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) joined Sanders (I-Vt.) in calling on the Wall Street firm to publicly pressure Warrior Met to "negotiate in good faith and agree to a reasonable contract that treats workers with dignity and respect." The senators noted that miners agreed to a significant pay cut and endured major reductions in healthcare and retirement benefits after Warrior Met's predecessor company, Walter Energy, declared bankruptcy in 2016." *** The largest online progressive news show in the world. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. Help support our mission and get perks. Membership protects TYT's independence from corporate ownership and allows us to provide free live shows that speak truth to power for people around the world. See Perks: ▶ https://www.youtube.com/TheYoungTurks/join SUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theyoungturks
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