Ex-Blackjewel Miners Laid Off Again

Ex-Blackjewel Miners Laid Off Again

A coal producer that purchased multiple Kentucky mines and hired workers from a now-bankrupt company has laid some of the miners off.

State Rep. Angie Hatton said miners told her Friday that Kopper Glo, the company that purchased mines from Blackjewel LLC., has idled its mines until at least after Christmas.

Many of the miners worked for Blackjewel, which over the summer laid workers off with little notice, issued them bad checks and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The company told its non-salaried employees, around 100 men, that they would likely be re-hired after Christmas if the company could find a buyer for large coal reserves it’s trying to sell.

Source: MG News

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