Blackjewel Miners To Receive Paychecks

More than three months after their paychecks were taken out of their accounts, former Blackjewel coal miners are set to get their back pay.As lawyers continued to meet in a courtroom over the bankruptcy hearings, two mines owned by the company in Wyoming were sold to Alabama-based FM Coal.As a result of that sale, former miners will now receive their missing paychecks.Bristol Herald Courier reports Blackjewel LLC agreed to pay $5.47 million in wages not earned between June 10th and July 1st. These wages will go to miners in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia.The checks are being mailed by the end of this week.

Source: MG News

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