(PIKEVILLE, Ky.) — Some Kentucky coal miners and their households stood on educate tracks Monday to forestall a educate loaded with coal from leaving, pronouncing that they had labored since Dec. 16 with out being paid.
The tracks lead from Quest Power in Pike County. A CSX workforce went to the tracks to get the engine and left the loaded educate vehicles there, WYMT-TV reported.
Miners informed the station they anticipated to be paid Friday, then have been informed to attend till Monday, when the date used to be driven again once more.
Quest Power used to be closed for the day and couldn’t be reached for remark later Monday.
Miners on the tracks informed the Lexington Bring in-Chief about 50 miners are owed for 3 weeks of labor.
“They received’t get their coal till we’re paid,” stated Kenny Collins, who operates a commute automobile on the underground mine. He stated his energy used to be bring to an end Monday, and he’s owed greater than $3,000.
Miners final summer time in Harlan County held a equivalent protest when Blackjewel filed chapter. The miners in the end got a deal to be paid and let the educate go.