John Siney led one of the first successful unions in America, which briefly united mineworkers in the 1870s.
Avondale – The Coal Region’s deadliest mining disaster
The Avondale Mine Disaster of September 6, 1869 killed 108 miners and 2 volunteer rescuers.
A tribute to a Coal Region labor leader – John Siney
John Siney led the Workingmen's Benevolent Association in actions against coal operators in the 1860s and 1870s.