Skip to comments.Local miners told mines are being idled (WV)
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.
Bet those miners will teach Romney a lesson by voting for Obama.
They won’t vote for Obama.
Your sarcasm detector is broken.
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.
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.
I’m hearing the same thing in SWVA from my friends and family, many Democrats themselves. Obama’s name is dung there.
I wish WVA would surprise him with a firing
And this would be a surprise because...????
Forget my #10
I missunderstood your post.
Thank you, Mr. EPA!
Fire Manchin that would shock the nation
As their US elitist senior Senator is silent.
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Mechel is a Russian-based coal and steel producer, founded in 2003 according to the company’s website.
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.
Russia has no EPA to worry about and lots of coal in its big mountains.
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.
Where’s Sheets Byrd when you need him?
Oh, right, him and drunk fat ted are pushing up daises.
Joe Manchin is a socialist demonicRat, and a goose-step 0bama follower.
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.
It would be great to see rat-bastard Manchin and pig-face Tomblin ride 0bama's coattails straight to Hell.
Holly, you win the post of the week award!!! This is priceless...
“Since Ted Kennedy has been brought up, Id like to extend my congratulations to him, hes been sober for a little over 3 years now.
But, Ted is still way behind Mary Jo in the “below the surface” competition.
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.
Yeah, and I also don’t think that coal-hating commie Flaccavento is making any headway against Morgan Griffith either.
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.
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.
Good! My family in PA are miners and the dummies cord Zero. I souls be thrilled if PA finally went solid red.