Andrea Salina:”Citizens Against Spinoff Companies’ Immoral Tactics”

Andrea Salina came home to north central West Virginia to raise her children. She found a community suffering the devastation of a boom and bust coal economy including the recent bankruptcy of Peabody’s Patriot Coal. “Nothing is sadder than watching your father, after investing more than 40 years in Peabody Coal, open with shaking hands the letter terminating his health and retirement benefits.”  At the National Rural Assembly, Andrea called on all of us to join her in forming a grassroots organizing group – Citizens Against Spinoff Companies’ Immoral Tactics – CASCIT, adding “Caskets is what miners and their families will end up in” if we don’t come together to change bankruptcy laws and other immoral business practices.

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