1370 Ontario St. - Mezzanine, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Secretary-Treasurers
Information
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

IBT's Ken Hall: Where are 'Friends of Coal Miners'?

(Source: Gazette-Mail, February 23, 2013)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I count myself as a friend of coal. Coal helps fuel our great state, pumping $26 billion into the economy each year and providing more than $3.2 billion in wages for West Virginia families.

Where are these so-called friends when it comes to the 22,500 active miners, retirees and their families who depend on Patriot Coal for their health care and pension benefits?

Patriot Coal is gaming the system to shed its obligations to these workers, retirees and their families. It's a brazen scam that working Americans know all too well these days.

Full story: Gazette-Mail

Monday, February 25, 2013

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

© 1997-2015 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

DAILY HEADLINES

Teamster Nation: Get the latest updates in the War on Workers
Senate bill would delay deadline for Positive Train Control
What’s in Senate’s 6-year transportation bill?
Christie, Cuomo say they'll discuss Hudson River tunnel project with feds
Months after deadly Amtrak crash, safety upgrades stalled on the Hill
Last patient leaves hospital following May 12 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia
Aging Amtrak tunnel a symbol of crumbling American infrastructure
Shuttle drivers for Apple, eBay, Yahoo, Zynga, Genenteck, Amtrak and Evernote set to vote on proposal for first contract
CSX signs on to help develop mountain truck terminal in Georgia
A desert city welcomes California's high-speed train
Keolis fine money diverted to hire staff
Siemens, Bombardier in early talks to merge rail business
UP says its safety statistics showed improvement over past year
RRB Q&A: Unemployment and sickness benefits for railroad employees

More Headlines


Enter your e-mail address to receive BLET news updates.

Subscribe  Unsubscribe