Kentucky miners block coal train over missed paychecks

Kentucky miners block coal train over missed paychecks

A group of coal miners and their families in Kentucky blocked a train hauling a large shipment of coal after they claimed that they hadn’t received a month’s paycheck. Working for Quest Energy in Pike County, the miners say they haven’t been paid since December 16th.

I have no idea
I have no idea 3 days

Appropriate civil disobedience. Good on them defending there jobs. Hopefully it works.

VaasDC 3 days

pay the people.

The Biggest Bird
The Biggest Bird 3 days

isn't it against the law not to pay your employees?

NeverMetTheGuy 3 days

Hours worked equals hours paid; give them the money.

Doom Guy
Doom Guy 3 days

Leftists still don't realize or just don't care that china and India produce over half of all pollutants in the world nowadays. Leftists ultimately don't care about the environment, they just want to see the west burn and Communism put into place as our main political ideology and these predators will use anything to get their way.

mantico 3 days

This is why we need to democratize the workplace and strengthen unions. Corporations don’t care about their employees. They only care about profits. I’m proud of these workers standing up in solidarity for fair wages for fair labor.

John Shepherd
John Shepherd 3 days

A similar issue happened July last year in a different area of Kentucky. A friend of mine who lived an hour or so away from the area took up some donations to deliver them some pizzas and other things. While I was only able to donate 25 (I wanted to give much more where I had grown up in a miner family) and others donated towards the stand too, it was able to help them stay there for a while with extra supplies. They were able to hold out for long enough until they won out and got settled. I'm going to see if there would be anyone in the area I trust to send more financial or pizza support with.

Grand Ol Propaganda
Grand Ol Propaganda 3 days


rick purcell
rick purcell 3 days

I don't get my money, you don't get yours. good job boys!

Rdclly Lbrl Cnsrvtv
Rdclly Lbrl Cnsrvtv 3 days

I like it.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 3 days

Seems measured and appropriate

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 3 days

pay those men for Chris sake!

Mark East
Mark East 3 days

good for them

Jon 3 days

Coal is dead, let's get these miners into some new careers in the energy business. There is plenty of need for manual skilled labor.

Rita 3 days

Good on them. It’s a disgrace these hard-working people and not getting paid, utter disgrace

Fin 2 days

Be interesting to see how much money this coal company gave to the gop n trump n mitch...

anthony 3 days

Dirtbag company not paying since before Christmas. Motherfuckers.

Fin 3 days

Mitch ur coal miners r getting stiffed.. Stand up for them damn it

tim 3 days

Why don’t they learn to CODE. Joke someone running for President said

Tim Baker
Tim Baker 3 days

Stick up for your rights guys this is civil disobedience this is how you protest unfair treatment. Also shows how little these big companies care for their workers.

Top in US
Get the App