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just me

Madisonville, KY

#1 Sep 11, 2009
Does anyone know what happened with Ken America?
Knowing

Paducah, KY

#2 Sep 11, 2009
They had 3 rock falls in the past week and they shut down for a while.
just me

Greenville, KY

#3 Sep 11, 2009
Knowing wrote:
They had 3 rock falls in the past week and they shut down for a while.
We were told that the cave in mess was already cleaned up and the shut down wasn't related - is that not true???
meh

Greenville, KY

#4 Sep 11, 2009
IHeard from a reliable source this evening that a man was fatally injured out there today. Anyone know anything about this. Heard his name was Ralph
smarter than most

Greenville, KY

#5 Sep 11, 2009
i hate to hear about someone getting hurt, and maybe everyone there being out of work. that does suck. but there are a lot of old timers who would say thats what happens when people let the unions go the way of the dinosaur. also, why would that place run all that coal in those trucks, when there is a railroad track that runs from there to tva?
Concerned

Greenville, KY

#6 Sep 11, 2009
My husband works at Ken American. As of right now, we don't when he is to report back to work. He has checked every day and has been told they will let him know something soon. I think the entire community needs to pray that Ken American gets back on its feet and soon. This county doesn't need to loose any more jobs. I have heard different stories on what has happened with someone getting hurt there today. I just would to ask that everybody take time out to pray for his family and all the workers at the plant.
Jeff Burton

United States

#7 Sep 12, 2009
meh wrote:
IHeard from a reliable source this evening that a man was fatally injured out there today. Anyone know anything about this. Heard his name was Ralph
.

Yes Ralph Dukes was his name. Heard he had a massive heart attack and fell off a ladder
Phil Lambert

United States

#8 Sep 12, 2009
"but there are a lot of old timers who would say thats what happens when people let the unions go the way of the dinosaur"

What a crock of crap. The Union has nothing to do with it!
Wanting Answers

Gracey, KY

#9 Sep 12, 2009
Does anyone by chance know when and if the mines will reopen and what are they telling the employees? I passed there over the last several evenings and they have a guard sitting at both entrances, what's that about? Have the employees not been told what their future job holds or if they have one?
Reality

Boaz, KY

#10 Sep 12, 2009
Oh yes the Union is VERY involved or NON-involved.
SCAB businesses are not required to hold to as high a standard as union people are, and they are not as educated and experienced.
smarter than most

Madisonville, KY

#11 Sep 12, 2009
Reality wrote:
Oh yes the Union is VERY involved or NON-involved.
SCAB businesses are not required to hold to as high a standard as union people are, and they are not as educated and experienced.
exactly. the other guys comment was spoken like a true "company" man.
scabby jobs are never as safe or secure as union ones
Coalminers Wife

Nashville, TN

#12 Sep 12, 2009
My husband is at Ken. No, as of right now they aren't saying anything. I think it's really wrong in the company because it shows no concerns with the families involved. The only ppl working at the mine at this time are salary ppl. Hourly ppl are on idle till 'further notice'. .There will be a meeting Monday (I think) We have been told that no one will know anything till Monday
Concerned

Greenville, KY

#13 Sep 12, 2009
Coalminers Wife wrote:
My husband is at Ken. No, as of right now they aren't saying anything. I think it's really wrong in the company because it shows no concerns with the families involved. The only ppl working at the mine at this time are salary ppl. Hourly ppl are on idle till 'further notice'..There will be a meeting Monday (I think) We have been told that no one will know anything till Monday
What do you honestly think is going to happen. I have been so worried. I have heard so many rumors. I hope alot doesn't get started. We don't know what to do. We've heard he's shutting the mines down, and then we've heard it's only temporary. As another coal miners wife....what do you think???
The News

Nebo, KY

#14 Sep 13, 2009
SAD DAY

Owensboro, KY

#15 Sep 13, 2009
This is the kind of problem's your gonna have without union organization. The safety is overlooked and you are just a number without a union. Any scab outfit is a disaster waiting to happen,and if you are going to work there that is something you have to accept,along with waking up one day and being unemployeed. I truly wish this area could get some good,big industry in here that would supply lot's of job's for all these very hard working,good people so we all could tell these scab bastard companies to go to hell!
umw

Cadiz, KY

#16 Sep 13, 2009
So you are saying that there were no accidents or lay offs when all the minds around here were union?
Wondering

Greenville, KY

#17 Sep 13, 2009
Maybe all the employees need to camp out at the gate until Mr. Murray can give them some answers about the company's future?
Just Wondering

Central City, KY

#18 Sep 13, 2009
If the fall did not happen until Wed. then why did Warrior Coal have Ken Americans contract for tva on Tuesday at 6:30am
Just Wondering

Central City, KY

#19 Sep 13, 2009
where is the mutual trust,Bob? not at Ken American
Coal Miners Wife

Nashville, TN

#20 Sep 14, 2009
Many miners got a letter in the mail...Unemployed and Insurance gone!! We were one of them! This sucks!

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