Miners Day: Honoring America’s Miners

Posted on: December 6, 2017

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta visits miners in West Virginia.

Today is National Miners Day − a day to recognize and appreciate the nearly 300,000 men and women who work in America’s mines.

I’m proud to say that I have been a miner and worked with miners for most of the past four decades, as a laborer, foreman, manager, and, eventually, CEO. Now, as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, I am honored to salute the miners of America on behalf of the agency that strives to keep them safe.


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