Barbara Burns one of the first women coal miners

02/28/13 Barbara Burns is part of the documentary "Makers:Women who Make America"
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Barbara Burns, one of the first women to work in the coal mines, talks about her career and some of the problems she faced being a woman. Not only was she one of the first women in the coal mines, but she was one of the first women in the country to file a harassment suit against her boss. Barbara relates that they didn't even have a term for sexual harassment then. The case was 13 years in the courts and put the concept of sexual harassment in the work place on people's minds. Barbara is featured in the documentary "Makers; Women who Make America" which can be viewed on February 28 at 9 pm on WEDU in Tampa. Many other videos and histories related to the documentary can be viewed on the website www.makers.com

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I was a coal miner in Iaeger, W.Va., filed a harassment suit in 1978 and won my case within a year, with the help of the EEOC and Marriott Moore.



I was a coal miner in Iaeger, W.Va., filed a harassment suit in 1978 and won my case within a year, with the help of the EEOC and Marriott Moore.