LABOR: The Yablonski Contract

"Murder is as institutionalized with the United Mine Workers as it is in the Mafia. The order to kill—to kill our whole family if necessary—was as routinely transmitted and carried out as an order to call a strike or settle a grievance." Thus Kenneth and Chip Yablonski gave vent to their anguish last week when they learned more of the gruesome details of why their father had been killed. Pleading guilty to murder, a minor U.M.W. official named Silous Huddleston confessed that the union had arranged the assassination of Rebel Miner Joseph...

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