is one group trying to define and marshal black consumer power.
In a letter sent to its most active members across the country, BCOA
is asking members to call or write their Congressmen and demand that the tax be repealed and that no new taxes be imposed in the future.
Despite union concessions, including a no-strike promise at Pittston if the union had a labor dispute with the BCOA
, the company refused to move, and in November 1988 presented the union with its final offer.
Pittston refused to sign the 1988 BCOA
contract and tried to significantly alter the pattern.
The archives document the efforts of the Bituminous Coal Operations Association (BCOA
) to bring stability to an industry plagued by the twin crises of cutthroat competition and overproduction.
Health benefits also remain intact and the BCOA
agreed to remain in the UMWA 1974 pension plan, a provision the union dearly wanted.
A new tentative collective bargaining agreement is secured by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA
) that will be submitted to its membership next week for ratification.
A key aim of the BCOA
is to provide a source of education for members, as well as create other networking opportunities.
The pact is modeled after the recent National Coal Wage Agreement negotiated by the union with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA
Pittston spokeswoman Copeland said they went back to mediation because the UMWA had indicated it was willing to move some, "even though the union walked out of federal mediation June 8." Disputed issues abound, but the heart of the disagreement is that Pittston pulled out of the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA
) and has said that it wants a separate contract with the union, largely because most BCOA
firms rely on domestic sales and Pittston is the biggest U.S.
Just three days before the announcement, members of the United Mine Workers of American (UMWA) rejected a new fiveyear labor deal with Murray and the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA
) and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) have reached a tentative labor agreement which, if ratified, will run from June 30, 2016 to December 31, 2021.