MSHA reports record discrimination complaints

The US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that it filed 49 complaints of discrimination against miners in 2014 − more than in any other year. These complaints, filed with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC), involved allegations of discrimination made by miners in the form of a discharge, suspension or other adverse action

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The Mine Act provides miners the right to a safe and healthy workplace and protects them if they suffer retaliation

Additionally, MSHA filed 45 complaints in 2014 requesting temporary reinstatement of miners, the second highest number ever filed.