Saving Black Lung Benefits

One in five veteran coal miners in Central Appalachia now has black lung disease. But the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund which provides critical support to miners and their families is at risk of disappearing. In this episode of WMMT’s Mountain Talk, retired miners Bethel Brock and Jimmy Moore, Patty Amburgey who lost her husband to black lung, and Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center attorney Evan Smith describe the disease and the working conditions that caused it, the struggle for benefits for miners and their families, and the organizing effort now going on to save the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. To take action or get more information visit www.blacklungkills.org #blacklungkills

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