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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:37 PM

Kentucky miners block coal train over missed paychecks

Source: ABC News

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- Some Kentucky coal miners and their families stood on train tracks Monday to prevent a train loaded with coal from leaving, saying they had worked since Dec. 16 without being paid.

The tracks lead from Quest Energy in Pike County. A CSX crew went to the tracks to get the engine and left the loaded train cars there, WYMT-TV reported.

Miners told the station they expected to be paid Friday, then were told to wait until Monday, when the date was pushed back again.

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“They won’t get their coal until we’re paid,” said Kenny Collins, who operates a shuttle car at the underground mine. He said his power was cut off Monday, and he is owed more than $3,000.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/kentucky-miners-block-coal-train-missed-paychecks-68258361?cid=clicksource_4380645_2_heads_hero_live_headlines_hed



I sure the hell bet their CEO isn't going without.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:41 PM

1. What, again?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:42 PM

2. I sure don't blame them! If I lived near KY. I'd join them in their standoff. Wht's thee holdup?

Doesn't the mine owners have the $$?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:50 PM

3. Doesn't exactly jibe with

"coal is coming back big time."

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:53 PM

4. If these people vote for Trump, or McConnell, again, they're utter fools.

But our Democratic candidates should also address the needs of these people. The green new deal offers many opportunities to take federal subsidies from fossil fuel companies and incentivize alternative energy companies to locate in rural areas like coal country.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:57 PM

5. They've been on this for a while

These are some stubborn strong willed people. Good for them.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:01 PM

6. CSX

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:10 PM

8. I suspect the mine company will get a hell of a demurrage bill from them! nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:02 PM

7. They'll still vote for Mitch McConnell. n/t.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:03 PM

9. Be patient! All will be swell as soon as Trump brings your jobs back.

Be patient! All will be swell as soon as Trump brings your jobs back.

You better vote for him again so he can do it.

Keep the faith.

Just ask his Christians/evangelists.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:33 PM

10. Coal Valley News

Check it out sometime. They still believe and support the friggin liar in chief. Idiots.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 06:29 AM

11. Get your asses to a trade school. Coal is doomed. Wake up.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:18 AM

12. The miners should make some Sherman Neckties out of those rails.



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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 12:02 PM

13. Bless their Trump supporting hearts.

Coal is the future so blocking this train is holding back progress. /sarc

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