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Tyler White: After witnessing great injustice, Ky. coal industry stands with hard-working miners

Over the past few months we have witnessed a great injustice occur in some of our mining communities as certain bad actors have reportedly failed to pay their hard working men and women the wages they are owed. As the president of a trade organization that represents the coal industry, I am appalled at these unethical business practices. To not pay your employees what they have earned is simply and...

Agreement between Blackjewel, Department of Labor case will provide back pay to Eastern Ky. miners

An agreement has been reached between the United States Department of Labor, Blackjewel, LLC, and Blackjewel Marketing and Sales Holdings to pay back due wages to miners in Eastern Kentucky. “Today is a great day and one we’ve longed to see come,” said Dan Mosley, Harlan County Judge/Executive. “The order that has been signed to pay miners the wages they’re owed is the action...