Posted - 8/28/2012 4:34:29 PM | show profile | flag this post
"The Pepper Pike company that owns the Century Mine told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney event would be both mandatory and unpaid, a top company official said Monday morning in a West Virginia radio interview.
A group of employees who feared they'd be fired if they didn't attend the campaign rally in Beallsville, Ohio, complained about it to WWVA radio station talk show host David Blomquist."
Even better... The owners shut down the mine, and docked everyone a days pay.
That business, and politics, Romney style..
Posted - 8/29/2012 4:15:27 PM | show profile | flag this post
That order, if accurate, didn't come from Romney as far as I can tell.
Your anger would be better placed with the company. That is hardly business "Romney style."
Posted - 8/29/2012 4:43:46 PM | show profile | flag this post
A presidential campaign in 2012 doesn't have the advance team and campaign strategists to check out who hosts an event and who, exactly, attends.
I guess romneys people missed the busses that brought the miners. And who paid for that.
I guess thats what we can expect from a Romney admin.
Plausible deniability. Didn't know. Who woulda though. Not my fault. And people through W. was bad....
Posted - 8/30/2012 12:52:56 PM | show profile | flag this post
Gotta agree here with stopbs. It's highly unlikely that the Romney campaign didn't order the owners to shut the mine and dock everyone's pay. That would have been the mine owners' decision to do. Maybe it's legal in West Virginia?
Posted - 8/30/2012 1:23:11 PM | show profile | flag this post
well, it was probably legal in west virginia..
in the 19th century..
which is where most of west virginia is still stuck..
Posted - 8/30/2012 2:53:30 PM | show profile | flag this post
Posted - 8/30/2012 2:55:11 PM | show profile | flag this post
*** It's highly unlikely that the Romney campaign didn't order the owners to shut the mine and dock everyone's pay. ***
Wow, I messed up that sentence! Should say "It's highly LIKELY. ..." But I hope y'all picked up the meaning from the context.
Posted - 8/30/2012 2:59:45 PM | show profile | flag this post
I guess this is how Romney wants to run government.
Just like this business.
- the miners involved now say of managers .."Yes, letters have gone around with lists of names of employees who have not attended or donated to (GOP) political events".
- . The company’s owner is a major supporter and fundraiser for Mitt Romney. In May, Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray hosted a fundraiser in Wheeling, West Virginia that featured 700 donors and raised $1.7 million for his campaign. Right after that event, the Romney campaign reported $21,200 in contribution from Murray Energy employees and $10,000 from Murray Energy's PAC, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Bob Murray himself donated $2,500.
- The Plain-Dealer goes on to note that “Records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics show that Murray Energy has contributed more than $900,000 to Republican candidates in the last two years.”
- This this same Robert Murray that received national attention in 2009 after his Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah collapsed, leaving six miners trapped inside.
(Between 2005 and 2009, the Murray Energy Corp. Political Action Committee had given more than $150,000 to Republican candidates. Murray personally gave $15,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2004 and $10,000 in 2006. The Ohio Valley Coal PAC, a group affiliated with Murray Energy, gave $10,000 to George W. Bush’s presidential campaign in 2000.)
Way to stand up for working and middle class americans, Mitt. Ya know what?
YOU BUILT THIS!
Posted - 8/30/2012 3:35:12 PM | show profile | flag this post
"Coal co orders miners to stack Romney rally"
WOW! And you didn't even mention that labor unions have been ordering members to attend Democrat rallies for decades. How did you do that with a straight face?
The selective...and egregiously phony...outrage and faux self-righteousness is palpable. But it's all Democrats have. Obama can't run on his record.
Posted - 9/2/2012 11:10:40 AM | show profile | flag this post
Labor unions have no power to "order" anyone to do anything. Your boss can fire you. What is a union going to do to punish anyone? Your accusations are completely wrong as usual. I have worked for two unions. One of the reasons they were there was to keep the company from pulling crap like that.
Posted - 9/2/2012 1:52:42 PM | show profile | flag this post
Posted - 9/2/2012 3:27:34 PM | show profile | flag this post
I see our resident troll covering up his fail. He LOVES wasting other posters' time by seeing them chase after his bogus claims.
Posted - 9/3/2012 1:22:25 PM | show profile | flag this post
"I have worked for two unions."
And you think that makes you an expert? Not even close, pal.
I have extensively researched and written about several unions...and, yes, threats and intimidation are routine.
Posted - 9/3/2012 1:51:11 PM | show profile | flag this post
NO, threats and intimidation are NOT "routine" in unions. Your statement is patently ridiculous.
I've been a member FOUR union locals for total of 18 years -- MUCH higher cred than some narcissistic jerk writing about fantasies he pulls from his own butt.
Posted - 9/3/2012 2:01:58 PM | show profile | flag this post
** Not even close, pal. **
Looks like you've been watching too many of those Ford F-150 ads again!
Honestly, you are a hoot, cruiser. So much hot air, so much swagger, the perfect illustration of anti-intellectualism in America. I think you're very, very funny and that, with some some wit to humanize it, you could make it your brand and run with it.
Posted - 9/3/2012 2:16:28 PM | show profile | flag this post
I know it
strokes your ego to hurl ad hominem at me but it DOESN'T EVEN BEGIN to make you right.
Posted - 9/3/2012 8:49:11 PM | show profile | flag this post
I know. You're a walking brain on two legs, and for some reason -- even though you say so all the time -- everybody keeps picking on you!
Posted - 9/3/2012 8:55:53 PM | show profile | flag this post
The odd thing is -- for a mega-IQ individual such as yourself to claim that anything in my post was an ad hominem.
None of it was. I offered a way for you to bottle your extreme brilliance and forceful personality and sell them to the masses. Make some dough off them. Then go buy an island, and put a barbecue and beer cooler on it, and sit there and enjoy a holiday with not one drop of vitriol bubbling to your fingertips because you're so deliriously happy with the attention and the adoration and success built on the personality that you're always pushing. That you don't recognize it as a business idea is, franking, incredible.
Posted - 9/3/2012 10:01:59 PM | show profile | flag this post
If living in a make-believe world
trips your trigger, please be my guest. I make tolerances for those who can't help it.
Posted - 9/3/2012 10:48:07 PM | show profile | flag this post
grateful.. all you're really doing here is feeding his
narcissistic personality disorder...
Posted - 9/4/2012 1:21:24 PM | show profile | flag this post
"NO, threats and intimidation are NOT 'routine' in unions"
In fact, they are in many trades. AFTRA, NABET, etc., may not be among them...but then, YOU don't know everything that goes on. I have verified stories that would curl your toes but they are not appropriate for this forum.