28 Aug '12, 1pm

Miners’ mandatory attendance at Romney rally cost them a day’s pay

Miners’ mandatory attendance at Romney rally cost them a day’s pay

You may remember last week when Fox Nation ran the headline “Ohio Miners Turn on Obama ,” showing a photo of miners trooping into a Romney rally. Readers dubbed the article “Inspiring.” We were kind of wet blankets, noting that the head of the company indicated beforehand that he would bus those miners in. Perhaps they weren’t there entirely willingly, we said! Just maybe! Little did we know. From the Plain Dealer : When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited an Ohio coal mine this month to promote jobs in the coal industry, workers who appeared with him at the rally lost pay because their mine was shut down. The Pepper Pike company that owns the Century Mine told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney event would be both mandatory and unpaid, a top company official said Monday morning in a West Virginia radio interview. Here’s the clip: Clearly another example ...

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