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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

With a narrow vote, Lucky Friday miners union accepts contract after more than two years on strike

“By a vote of 86 to 78, the proposal has been accepted. The strike is over!!” the union, United Steelworkers Local 5114, said in a Facebook post Monday evening after …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Hecla Mining Co. plans to hire more non-union workers to return Lucky Friday mine to full production

After the union representing close to 200 workers at the Lucky Friday mine voted against ratifying a tentative agreement with Hecla Mining Co., the company says it plans to bring …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Lucky Friday Mine union members reject agreement with Hecla Mining Co.

Members of the union representing close to 200 workers at the Lucky Friday Mine near Mullan, Idaho, have rejected a tentative agreement with Hecla Mining Co. that would have ended …


Robert LaVenture: Hecla faces backlash for mismanagement from shareholders and communities

Please join the United Steelworkers, shareholders, environmentalists and elected officials to demand accountability from Hecla because workers, our families and communities cannot afford further mismanagement.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018

Hecla Mining reports drop in 1Q earnings

An ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine and tax issues contributed to a drop in earnings for Hecla Mining Co., which reported first quarter income of $8.1 million on …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018

Lucky Friday miners vote against arbitration to end strike

Miners at the Lucky Friday Mine overwhelmingly voted against arbitration to end a strike that has dragged on for nearly a year.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017

Hecla reports lower 3Q earnings amid ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine

An ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine affected Hecla Mining Co.’s third quarter earnings.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

Lucky Friday’s silver production falls by 90 percent during 3Q

Even though the union workers at the Lucky Friday Mine are on strike, the mine is still producing a limited amount of silver.


Hecla Mining silver, gold production up sharply over 2015

Silver and gold production surpassed expectations for 2016, Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday.


Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla posts third quarter loss

Hecla Mining posted an $8.6 million loss for the third quarter as precious metals prices slumped.


Hecla’s takeover effort rejected

Hecla Mining Co. won’t be acquiring a competing silver producer through a hostile takeover. Company officials announced Tuesday morning that U.S. Silver Corp.’s shareholders had rejected their cash offer of …


Lucky Friday Mine death blamed on safety lapse

An underground worker killed by a November 17 accident at the Lucky Friday Mine was wearing the wrong type of safety harness, a federal report says.


Repairs to closed mine will cost $30 million

Repairing and upgrading the Lucky Friday Mine’s main shaft will cost about $30 million, Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday. Company officials expect to start repairs within a few weeks, which …


Lucky Friday shaft repairs to start soon

Repairing and upgrading the Lucky Friday Mine’s main shaft will cost about $30 million, Hecla Mining Co. said today. Company officials said they expect to start repairs within a few …


Seven injured in Lucky Friday Mine collapse

Several trapped miners were saved from the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, on Wednesday in the third rescue effort launched there this year. Seven miners were transported by air …


Miners rescued at Lucky Friday Mine

Updated report: Several trapped miners were saved from the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, on Wednesday in the third rescue effort launched there this year. Seven miners were transported …


Lucky Friday miner dead

For the second time this year, a miner has died after sustaining injuries while working at Hecla’s Lucky Friday mine.


Mine death put on bosses

Unsafe work practices caused the cave-in that killed an employee at the Lucky Friday Mine in April, federal investigators have concluded. Larry “Pete” Marek was buried in a 25-foot-high rock …


Silver Valley honors Marek

KELLOGG, Idaho – Larry “Pete” Marek was remembered Thursday as devoted family man and model miner, whose great strength made him a rock that others leaned on. Hundreds of Silver …


Rescuers continue to probe mine

Hecla Mining Co. said rescue crews have started drilling a third bore hole into an open area behind tons of collapsed rock and debris in the Lucky Friday Mine. They …


Camera shows mine void

Rescue workers completed two bore holes into the rubble of Lucky Friday Mine on Tuesday in their effort to rescue a miner trapped since Friday. A camera fed through a …