Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Utah coal miners protest outside Berkshire meeting

Dozens of Utah coal miners are picketing outside the Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting in downtown Omaha, NE.

The protesters are members of United Mine Workers of America who work at Deer Creek mine near Huntington, Utah, run by a subsidiary of Berkshire's MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co.

The union's contract expired in January, and the union and company are disagreeing on health care coverage and safety checks. Bloomberg Businessweek