28 Aug '12, 8pm

Coal Miners Forced To Attend Romney Event And Lose Day’s Pay

Coal Miners Forced To Attend Romney Event And Lose Day’s Pay

A group of coal miners in Ohio is angry. They feel they would have been fired if they had not attended an August 14 event with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and contributed to his campaign. Even worse, they lost a day of pay for their trouble. Republicans and Democrats alike favor filling their audiences with friendly, supportive faces. That’s nothing new. But to require employees to attend a political event and lose a day’s pay as a result is unconscionable, especially in a state like Ohio where every job is so precious. Could this have anything to do with the fact that Murray Energy has contributed more than $900,000 to Republican candidates in the last two years? Rawstory reports that in phone calls and emails to WWVA radio host David Blomquist, employees at the Century Mine in Ohio said they were intimidated into attending the Romney event and...

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