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Saturday, August 03, 2019

Roughly 350 miners from Harlan County alone are caught in the payment showdown after their paychecks bounced in July. One of their attorneys, Joe Childers, said he estimates Blackjewel owes its 1,700 miners approximately $5 million total in back pay, or about $3,000 per miner.

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#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-08-03 02:35 PM | Reply

The chances are low but there's no reason we shouldn't keep them in the public eye.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2019-08-03 05:30 PM | Reply

Good luck with that.

#3 | Posted by bat4255 at 2019-08-03 05:45 PM | Reply

The cluster of tents has been there for five days, enduring rain and hot temperatures brought by a glaring sun. Supporters from local churches and even the owner of a nearby Chinese restaurant have come by to bring food and supplies to the miners.
But the miners say that one notable voice has been absent among their support.

"We're struggling," Brandon Pearson said. "And I hope and I pray that Donald Trump can see my message and hear my voice. I'm just one of many voices crying out, saying we need help we need something and we need him here."

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2019-08-03 05:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"even the owner of a nearby Chinese restaurant"

Must be payback for the Rock Springs massacre en.wikipedia.org

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-03 05:58 PM | Reply

Trumps only interested in minors, not miners.

#6 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-08-03 05:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 6 | Newsworthy 2

Those poor miners do not understand who the orange sloth really is or what he's up to. Trump and the Chinese are notorious for nick picking other people's work and denying them partial or full payment.

#7 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-08-03 06:04 PM | Reply

Cumberland Mayor Charles Raleigh told CNN.

"Their 401Ks are deadlocked because they haven't technically quit. They haven't been laid off. Then you've got child support that, you know, it's been cut out of these guys' checks, never got paid in, so now some of them are getting warrants. And it's just not right."

Some of these guys may go to jail because they didn't get paid for work they completed.

SMH

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2019-08-03 06:13 PM | Reply

Where's Moscow Mitch?

#9 | Posted by Docman at 2019-08-03 07:26 PM | Reply

Where's Moscow Mitch?

#9 | Posted by Docman

I hope you're not serious.

The only people who still buy that the GOP gives a damn about anybody worth less than $1 million are the true believes.

Who are idiots.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2019-08-03 10:25 PM | Reply

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"And I hope and I pray that Donald Trump can see my message and hear my voice."

Someone should tell poor Mr. Pearson that the only voice Trump hears is in his head and it's about himself . . . not you.

As for "Where's Moscow Mitch?"

He's in Kentucky trying to rent a steam shovel big enough to dig him out of he hole he's in.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-08-04 05:29 AM | Reply

The state and federal government has ways to help poor, destitute people. It's called WELFARE.

So. These people are to good to take welfare (because that's what black and brown people do) but willing to ask Trump to give them money from the federal coffers?

#12 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2019-08-04 07:06 AM | Reply

Where did the money go? The only employment laws I know, which probably vary from State to State, force emplyers to make payroll first, all ther creditors take a second position I can't help but think the owner took that payroll and ran away.

#13 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-08-04 08:57 AM | Reply

Why would they expect Trump to support them over a company that is copying Trump's business practices?

"Trump's companies have also been cited for 24 violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act since 2005 for failing to pay overtime or minimum wage, according to U.S. Department of Labor data. That includes 21 citations against the defunct Trump Plaza in Atlantic City and three against the also out-of-business Trump Mortgage LLC in New York."
www.usatoday.com

#14 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-08-04 03:02 PM | Reply

It's too far away from the 2020 election for Trump to care. Too bad it isn't August 2020, then you'd really see Trump "care".

He could even show up in person to toss out paper towels.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-04 03:08 PM | Reply

The miners should hire Kim Kardashian to take up their cause. She got Trump to pay attention to some rapper whose posse tuned up some Swedish drunks. It's amazing what this president thinks is important, and what is not...

#16 | Posted by catdog at 2019-08-04 03:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Mine owners make campaign contributions. Miners for the most part don't. It really comes down to that. The suits will walk away with all the money and the miners won't get squat. That's what they voted for when they voted for Orange Agent.

#17 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-08-04 07:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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