Blackjewel miners blocking trainload of coal

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Roscoe P. Coaltrain
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Blackjewel miners blocking trainload of coal

Post by Roscoe P. Coaltrain » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:47 am

Evidently the miners of the Blackjewel Coal operation that went dark overnight idling 2 powder river mines and a couple of mines in eastern Kentucky have taken to blockading the tracks to keep a train of stockpiled coal from leaving until they get their back pay,

https://www.wjhl.com/news/regional/no-p ... ving-mine/

NRGeep
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Re: Blackjewel miners blocking trainload of coal

Post by NRGeep » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:03 pm

And where does Moscow Mitch stand on this?

ConstanceR46
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Re: Blackjewel miners blocking trainload of coal

Post by ConstanceR46 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:43 pm

This is a good thing.
china does trains better
nationalize the class 1s

Backshophoss
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Re: Blackjewel miners blocking trainload of coal

Post by Backshophoss » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:19 pm

Has this standoff ended? or did CSX pull the power off and left that unit train behind?
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!

J.D. Lang
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Re: Blackjewel miners blocking trainload of coal

Post by J.D. Lang » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:38 am

Backshophoss wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Has this standoff ended? or did CSX pull the power off and left that unit train behind?
An article in Trains Magazine's newswire as of August 16th said that the miners where sill on strike.

Fair use:
They have vowed to not let the train leave until they are paid for the work they have already performed, although they did allow CSX to retrieve the locomotives which pulled the train.
J. Lang

troffey
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Re: Blackjewel miners blocking trainload of coal

Post by troffey » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:21 pm

The miners were laid off, not out on strike. The coal train was still blocked in as of yesterday.

ExCon90
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Re: Blackjewel miners blocking trainload of coal

Post by ExCon90 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:14 pm

troffey wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:21 pm
The miners were laid off, not out on strike.
... and were owed back pay, as I recall.

Backshophoss
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Re: Blackjewel miners blocking trainload of coal

Post by Backshophoss » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:21 pm

The mining company went Bankrupt,then shut down operations,No notice/lockout.
Last "Paychecks" bounced,hence the blockade of the mine's trackage.

Blackjewel is now on the auction block.
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!

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