Cast of Mine 9 movie to join us for USW Facebook Live

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While quarentine and essential work have a lot of people looking for new things to binge, our Education and Membership Development Department is kicking off Workflix: A Labour Film Series, and we are excited to announce our premier film: Mine 9, an award-winning independent film about a fictional but very realistic and tragic coal mine accident.
While most of those we represent in mining are not from the coal sector, Mine 9 presents a story familiar to many of us in the labor movement.  The dangers workers face in mining are pervasive and remind us that safety concerns transcend industry sector. We are sending this first to all of you from the mining sector because we think you might be particularly interested in this event.
You will have two opportunities to engage with this heart-breaking film. We hope you will join us for both. To participate please watch the film on Netflix or another streaming service, the register for our online events:

Thursday, May 7: Group Discussions of Mine 9

Eric Angel, USW member from Local 1023 will facilitate conversations with Chris Mark, a former UMWA member, mining engineer and lifelong safety advocate. He will bring his expertise and insights about coal mining globally. As part of this discussion, we will develop questions for our Facebook Live session with the cast of Mine 9. You have two opportunities to join this discussion via Zoom on May 7. Please click which time for which you want to register:
Noon EST
8 p.m. EST

Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m. EST: Facebook Live with Director & Cast of Mine 9!

Join Eddie Mensore, a West Virginia native and the writer and director of Mine 9, and members of the cast in a conversation about the making of the movie. Join us on our USW Facebook live stream to tune in and join our conversation:
Watch the movie ahead of time and be ready with your comments and questions. If for some reason you cannot access the movie, please contact Paulette Battisti via e-mail. 

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