10:24 a.m. Secretary Treasurer Dan Kane cited the amazing achievements of the UMWA over the past 100 years and more. "We earned what we have. Retiree health care from Peabody was not just a promise. You earned. You already paid for it. And we're going to take it from them."
"This rally is not a one time event. This is not the end -- this is the front end," he said.
"The sooner you straighten this out," he told the coal industry, "the less your torment will be."