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Local miners told mines are being idled (WV)
WVVA.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | WVVA.com

Posted on 10/19/2012 3:59:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

A number of miners in southern West Virginia employed by Mechel-Bluestone have received news this week not to come back to work until further notice, WVVA News has learned.

A miner at one of the affected mines -- Double Bonus Mine on Pinnacle Creek Road in Pineville -- tells WVVA News that the miners there were told Thursday the mine was being idled until further notice.

The miner says the affected workers were told they could file for low-earning unemployment and that a timetable for return was uncertain.

At least four other underground and surface mines in the area were said to be affected, including Frontier Mine in Coal Mountain, and Paycar Mine in Kimball.

Despite multiple attempts by WVVA News -- both by phone and in person -- Mechel-Bluestone officials could not be reached for comment.

Typically, businesses that conduct layoffs must file what is called a 'warn notice' to Workforce West Virginia, so they are prepared to assist the affected workers. However, when filing for low-earning unemployment, a warn notice is not necessary.

Mechel is a Russian-based coal and steel producer, founded in 2003 according to the company's website.

Mechel-Bluestone is headquartered in Beckley.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: coal; mine; miner; russia; waroncoal
More mines closing, more miners out of work. Joe Manchin must be so proud of himself.
1 posted on 10/19/2012 3:59:20 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Bet those miners will teach Romney a lesson by voting for Obama.


2 posted on 10/19/2012 4:01:26 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

They won’t vote for Obama.


3 posted on 10/19/2012 4:04:45 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Your sarcasm detector is broken.


4 posted on 10/19/2012 4:07:06 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Joe 6-pack

How can union leadership STILL support Obama? And how can the rank and file members blindly listen to their leaders and vote for Obama? If any of them vote for Obama, then they deserve the mine closures and job losses.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 4:08:13 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: listenhillary
West Virginia in the 2008 election:


6 posted on 10/19/2012 4:09:16 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Rumor here in WV coal country is that a significant number of Democrats, especially but not exclusively miners, are intending to vote straight-ticket Republican to get back at Obama. I personally have observed this at our Republican campaign headquarters.


7 posted on 10/19/2012 4:09:47 AM PDT by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

I’m hearing the same thing in SWVA from my friends and family, many Democrats themselves. Obama’s name is dung there.


8 posted on 10/19/2012 4:12:41 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

I wish WVA would surprise him with a firing


9 posted on 10/19/2012 4:14:05 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: personalaccts
I wish WVA would surprise him with a firing

And this would be a surprise because...????

10 posted on 10/19/2012 4:18:42 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: personalaccts

Forget my #10

I missunderstood your post.


11 posted on 10/19/2012 4:20:05 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Timber Rattler

Thank you, Mr. EPA!


12 posted on 10/19/2012 4:20:18 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Roccus

Fire Manchin that would shock the nation


13 posted on 10/19/2012 4:25:05 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Timber Rattler

As their US elitist senior Senator is silent.


14 posted on 10/19/2012 4:25:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Timber Rattler

Next to last line of article:

Mechel is a Russian-based coal and steel producer, founded in 2003 according to the company’s website.

Russian based?


15 posted on 10/19/2012 4:46:32 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Not sure why.

He TOLD them he was going to bankrupt the coal industry.

They knew exactly what they were buying with that vote in November 2007.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 4:47:52 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Perseverando

Russia has no EPA to worry about and lots of coal in its big mountains.


17 posted on 10/19/2012 4:48:18 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: bmwcyle

Mancin campaigned on one thing - then when he got to the Senate, voted lockstep with the Democrats. He deserves to be retired due to back stabbing his constiuency.


18 posted on 10/19/2012 4:48:55 AM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: Timber Rattler

Where’s Sheets Byrd when you need him?

Oh, right, him and drunk fat ted are pushing up daises.


19 posted on 10/19/2012 4:49:19 AM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Timber Rattler
Two years ago, the NRA (yes, the National RIFLE Association) swore up and down that a vote for Joe Manchin was a "Vote For Freedom" ...

Joe Manchin is a socialist demonicRat, and a goose-step 0bama follower.

FUJM.

FUNRA.

20 posted on 10/19/2012 4:51:09 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Since Ted Kennedy has been brought up, I’d like to extend my congratulations to him, he’s been sober for a little over 3 years now.


21 posted on 10/19/2012 4:52:02 AM PDT by Holly_P
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To: wildandcrazyrussian
a significant number of Democrats, especially but not exclusively miners, are intending to vote straight-ticket Republican to get back at Obama.

It would be great to see rat-bastard Manchin and pig-face Tomblin ride 0bama's coattails straight to Hell.

22 posted on 10/19/2012 4:53:41 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Holly_P
Since Ted Kennedy has been brought up, I’d like to extend my congratulations to him, he’s been sober for a little over 3 years now.

Holly, you win the post of the week award!!! This is priceless...

Hoss

23 posted on 10/19/2012 5:08:15 AM PDT by HossB86 (Christ, and Him alone.)
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To: Holly_P

“Since Ted Kennedy has been brought up, I’d like to extend my congratulations to him, he’s been sober for a little over 3 years now.

But, Ted is still way behind Mary Jo in the “below the surface” competition.


24 posted on 10/19/2012 6:39:14 AM PDT by moovova (I work well with others, as long as they leave me alone.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Think Rick Boucher........ gone.

The Obama ads from the East Tennessee TV stations broadcasting into SW Virginia have about ceased. The pro coal ads are hitting very hard. Obama has written off SW Va.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 6:51:17 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

Yeah, and I also don’t think that coal-hating commie Flaccavento is making any headway against Morgan Griffith either.


26 posted on 10/19/2012 7:33:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yet, they will no doubt vote for Obama, the idiot that stated that he wanted to shut down all coal power plants and force energy prices skyhigh.


27 posted on 10/19/2012 7:52:32 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: CodeToad

We see evidence directly contrary to your assertion. This time, it is their very way of life and personal well-being that has been attacked by Obama’s left-wing policies. Miners are coming in to our Republican headquarters and they are worried to death and about to vote for the party (GOP) that they feel deep down will stand by them. The union loyalty of the past century is cracking.


28 posted on 10/20/2012 3:17:45 PM PDT by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

Good! My family in PA are miners and the dummies cord Zero. I souls be thrilled if PA finally went solid red.


29 posted on 10/20/2012 3:38:58 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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