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Coal miners are upset about losing money over Romney event
The miners lost a day's pay as a result of an even Romney held at a Beallsville coal mine
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN
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It’s been two weeks since Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared at an Ohio coal mine with miners standing in the background, but now it appears that the campaign event was more than meets the eye. There’s a new development --- some of the miners are upset because the staging of the event took money out of their wallets. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen reports.

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There was no better way for Mitt Romney to symbolize his claim that his policies would be friendly to the coal industry and miners than to have miners themselves at his photo op and rally in the small eastern Ohio town of Beallsville. Now though, it’s come out that some miners are angry because they lost a day’s pay as a result. The mine at the site of the event had to be closed down for the day because of the event, mine officials are saying. And one has told a talk show on WWVA Radio in Wheeling that “Managers communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend.” Democrats and unions are up in arms over the revelations. One union is asking the U.S. Labor Department to investigate.

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1 days pay loss what do think you will lose if you vote for the same person thats in their now maybe no job


Posted by: gary (canton) on September 22, 2012 12:09PM
Par for the republican course. They are only good at putting money in THEIR pockets. Hypocrites and crooks. CONVICTED crooks.


Posted by: Thomas (Texas) on September 1, 2012 4:09AM
"some of the miners are upset because the staging of the event took money out of their wallets" - isn't this politics as usual - surely Obama has done the same, where is this reporting.
Every time something is said about this administration the common reply is the Republicans' are no better - so my reply is the Democrats' are no better - they're all despicable, there's more important things to do, like go to work, taxes will be due soon.


Posted by: who cares on August 29, 2012 2:08AM
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