Posted February 06, 2019 06:02:46 Ira and his family are from a mining family in northern Oklahoma.
They’re among the nearly 4,000 coal miners who have left Oklahoma since the mining industry was shut down.
They say they’re frustrated with the lack of economic opportunities in the state.
And they’re not alone.
Across the country, the boom in the mining sector is driving millions of coal miners out of the U.S. and into the global marketplace.
The boom has been driven by a glut of cheap natural gas that is fueling a boom in natural gas prices and a boom that’s also driving up the cost of energy, particularly coal.
A lot of these miners want to be able to retire, to retire and get paid for it, but they’re struggling.
They don’t have the money to do that.
Ira has been an oil rig driver for the past 15 years, driving up and down the Gulf of Mexico, working with companies like Shell and Chevron.
He’s been on rigs with the oil and gas companies for the last 15 years.
They are paying him so little, in fact, he is afraid to take a job that could pay him $40,000.
He doesn’t want to take that job, so he’s quitting.
He said he is willing to do whatever it takes to save his family.
“We want to get a better life,” he said.
“The way it’s going is not fair.
I have two kids, a 5-year-old and a 3-year old.
I’m not able to afford the college tuition, the housing and the food.
They just keep asking me, ‘What are you going to do?
What are you doing?
You’re going to give it up?'”
That’s why he’s leaving coal to people like myself.
We’re making the best money we can on coal, Ira said.
The coal industry has grown so fast that there are now fewer coal miners than there are people.
That’s made it harder for the miners to live in the communities they work in, said Paul Ainsworth, president of the Northern Mariana Islands Resource Council, a union representing workers at the Port of Seattle and other coal mines in the Mariana chain of islands.
Ainswood said that in the past two decades, the number of workers at coal mines has declined by about one-third.
That has forced the coal companies to offer low-paying jobs to younger workers, and that’s not what the workers want.
“That’s not the way it should be,” Ainswell said.
He pointed out that if a person is not working a day in their life, they should be considered to be a “contract worker,” meaning they’re a part-time employee who doesn’t get a pay check.
A workers compensation lawsuit that was filed against the Port last year against the U,Ainsworth said the miners are getting a good deal.
They get paid about $15,000 a year, he said, but the company pays them about $30,000 to $40.
They also get health care, dental, vision and medical insurance, and they get paid a bonus for every $1,000 they earn.
The workers pay their own medical expenses, Ainsway said.
But in the long run, the workers don’t benefit.
“What we’re trying to do is to make sure they get what they deserve, and we’re going after that in court,” he added.
I asked Ainswill if he thought there was a chance that the court would be able take action.
“I don’t know if it would be successful,” he replied.
He did say that the coal workers have a good case.
The courts have repeatedly ruled that the U of A can’t take any action against the coal industry because the mines are owned and operated by the U., which is the only state in the U’th states.
But the workers union is asking the court to rule in their favor.
“If we win the case, it would mean the workers could be protected,” said Joe Johnson, the president of SEIU Local 1879 in Oklahoma.
“Our members are getting paid a decent living wage and have health care and pensions and things like that.
And that’s what the unions were fighting for.”
Ira Ainswick, the former coal miner who is leaving the mines, said the government should step in.
“It should not be allowed to take the coal from us,” he told me.
“Because if they do, we’ll be gone in a month.”
We are a family of four, so if you want to see us go, we can’t, I said.
We don’t want them to take us.
But Ira agreed that the mining boom was bad for his family and for his children.
“You’re living in poverty.
Your kids are getting married and starting families and going to college,” he explained. “And