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is asking members to call or write their Congressmen and demand that the tax be repealed and that no new taxes be imposed in the future.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.
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