Miners Head To Bankruptcy Hearing

Dozens of miners got up early and left their protest site near Cumberland heading to the Harlan Center in Harlan to make the trek to Charleston, West Virginia early this morning. The employees of Blackjewel plan to flood the federal courthouse there to be heard at a bankruptcy hearing that could affect when or if they get paid or will have jobs to go back to at some point. It was reported earlier several companies have bid to take over the mines across the region and potentially re-open them. Governor Matt Bevin made his first trip to the Blackjewel protest site near Cumberland Saturday night.The governor was quickly surrounded by miners and their families. They gave him one of the shirts that was made for them.Several local music groups are at the site performing a concert to help raise the spirits of those who have been camped out there all week.

Source: MG News

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