I am a photojournalist, sports photographer, and sometimes a commercial photographer and videographer.
Lucky Friday Mine Strike
Here are photos for the Inlander of mine workers striking at the Lucky Friday mine in Mullan, Idaho on April 14, 2017. Employees who are members of United Steelworkers Local 5114 have been on strike since March 13 at the Lucky Friday mine after they were unable to come to a new collective bargaining agreement with Hecla Mining, the company that owns the mine. The company and the union could not come to an agreement mainly about pay, benefits and scheduling.As of today, they have been on strike for about a month and a half. http://www.inlander.com/spokane/in-for-the-long-haul/Content?oid=3864746
Photo caption: (Left to right) Lube Tech Mechanic Dan Daiker, Miner Ron Sullivan and Miner Doug Beard sit at a picket line during a strike in front of the Lucky Friday mine in Mullan, Idaho, Friday, April 14, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)
Photo caption: Miner Rick Norman speaks with Inlander Staff Writer Samantha Wohlfeil, not pictured, at a picket line during a strike in front of the Lucky Friday mine in Mullan, Idaho, Friday, April 14, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)