July 26, 2013
The Energy Information Administration states global energy demand is on the rise. The news of 150 workers were laid off in Virginia is contrast to the demand. The political consternation on coal continues. The news of “Laid off coal miners say company violated federal law” is also an act against social justice.
WVNS TV out of West Virginia reported the layoffs of 150 workers from Justice Energy. Four workers have filed suit in the “U.S. District Court last week over layoffs at mining operations in Wise County.”
“The attorney is seeking 60 days’ pay in compensation for his clients.”
The filing stipulates that the workers were not provided sufficient notice of “60 days’ notice of mass layoffs,” referenced by the AP article. Further, companies with at least 100 workers under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act are required to provide such notice.
- Virginia miners sue Justice Energy over layoff process (wvgazette.com)
- Boggabri coal mine hiring amid mass firings (mining.com)
- Spirit AeroSystems lays off 360 workers (kansascity.com)
- SPEEA Says Layoffs Underway At Spirit Aerosystems (kake.com)
- JOB CUTS: More Wells Fargo Layoffs (whotv.com)
- Chicago Schools Hit With New Round Of Layoffs (npr.org)
- Coal Mining Town Closely Watching Lawmakers’ Trip to Washington (wsaz.com)