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1/03/2005

Massey Energy begins scabbing operation

Massey Energy began production Dec. 29 at the former Cannelton Industries mine in Kanawha County,West Virginia, according to the company.

The miners are nonunion and replace about 200 members of the United Mine Workers who worked the mine when bankrupt Horizon Natural Resources owned it.

Massey purchased the mine from Horizon earlier this year after a federal bankruptcy judge ruled Horizon could scrap collective bargaining agreements and health benefits for active and retired miners. Otherwise, the judge ruled, Horizon’s assets could not have been sold. (MORE >>>)


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