More than 800
miners face unemployment this
Memorial Day weekend, with another 589 alerted they may receive layoff notices
this summer, after deep cuts announced Friday by Murray American Energy. West Virginia
On the heels of a report in the Wall Street Journal, Murray American said it was eliminating 829 mining positions at coal companies in
County, Marion County, Ohio and . Harrison County
A Friday afternoon statement from the company faulted the Obama administration, market factors and
taxes: West Virginia
The 589 workers at the Monongalia County Coal Company were told some will be laid off indefinitely effective July 21. Corporate representatives did not indicate how many of those miners could be affected.
Murray American also announced the elimination of 249 jobs at facilities in
and 162 in . Illinois
The fact media reports surfaced before Murray American’s release drew criticism from Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America
Murray American already furloughed several hundred workers earlier this year because of large stockpiles.