This New Year’s Eve marks the 44th anniversary of the murder of Union presidential candidate Joseph “Jock” Yablonski.
Earlier this month the trigger-man in the 1969 murder, Paul Gilly, petitioned the court asking to be released from prison. But the union believes Gilly should stay behind bars.
Dark time in United Mine Workers of America history
Jock Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered December 31, 1969. It was just over a year after the Farmington Disaster, where an explosion killed 78 men, underground.