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Kentucky to Investigate Blackjewel LLC

Coal News - Published on Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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The Kentucky Labor Cabinet announced that it will investigate Blackjewel LLC, a bankrupt Kentucky coal producer whose employees had their paychecks clawed back last week. The Cabinet will investigate claims from miners that they were not paid for time worked after the company and its affiliate Revelation Coal declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 1. Cabinet officials will be in Harlan and Letcher counties this week to continue the investigation.

Workers who believe they have not received wages for time worked are encouraged to contact the Labor Cabinet’s Division of Wages and hours at (502) 564-3534.

Labor Cabinet Secretary David Dickerson said that “The Labor Cabinet takes this issue very seriously, and we will make every effort to fully investigate and, if necessary, prosecute these claims on behalf of Kentucky’s coal miners.”

A number of Eastern Kentucky state representatives and county judge executives have criticized the company for the non-payment of miners.

Harlan County Judge Executive Mr Dan Mosley said that “These people were wronged, and (the company) is wrong for doing it to these people, and there’s a price that needs to be paid. It infuriates me.”

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Wed, 10 Jul 2019
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