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Delegate Tso: No vote means you don’t support jobs
January 17, 2018 News Articles

NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE IS BACK TO DEBATE ON MAIN LEGISLATION 0006-17, WHICH IS TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATIONS WITH UNIONS TO KEEP NGS AND PEABODY KAYENTA MINE OPERATING PAST 2019.

DELEGATE DWIGHT WITHERSPOON says unions, workers, coalition don’t need 0006-17 to lobby to keep NGS and Peabody coal mine operating past 2019. I cannot give blanket support. And i have problem with Peabody representative Jarvis Williams sitting with unions and workers because Peabody has a financial interest and has benefited financially from Navajo coal.

DELEGATE TOUCHNEY SLIM asks if the unions and workers have resolutions of support from their local chapters. Peabody never should have declared bankruptcy and then to have that impact Navajo nation because Peabody only sells coal to NGS.

DELEGATE HERMAN DANIELS says he will vote green on 0006-17.

DELEGATE OTTO TSO says a no vote on 0006-17 means you don’t support jobs. We are just passing the buck. Why are we leaders?

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