Another Disappearing Blue Collar Job?

Working in coal mines can bring to mind dirty and dangerous labor. But for more than century, it often was lucrative.

Joe Caudill, who worked as a roof-bolter in an underground coal mine in Knott County in eastern Kentucky, brought home $105,000 last year, after factoring in overtime pay. But Caudill and thousands of others like him have likely seen the last of such paychecks.