Harrodsburg, KY

#1 Feb 3, 2012
what mines shut down today?how many got layoff.

Harlan, KY

#2 Feb 3, 2012
Cave Spur & Perkins Branch closed. No layoffs that I know of though.
Miner man

Somerset, KY

#3 Feb 3, 2012
Helpful wrote:
Cave Spur & Perkins Branch closed. No layoffs that I know of though.
wrong at least 40 are out of a job

Harlan, KY

#4 Feb 3, 2012
Miner man wrote:
<quoted text>wrong at least 40 are out of a job
I said, "no layoffs that I know of".

Oneida, KY

#5 Feb 3, 2012
over 300 miners were laid off
Coal miner

Anderson, SC

#6 Feb 3, 2012
Alpha laid off 320 men today!!

Bolivar, MO

#7 Feb 3, 2012
Are you for real?

Is this another rumor or did it really happen?

Harlan, KY

#8 Feb 3, 2012
I know they closed 2 mines in Harlan. There is no way that 300 was employed at the 2.
Coal miner

Anderson, SC

#9 Feb 3, 2012
I was one that got laid off. My paperwork says 320 men throughout the alpha company

Harlan, KY

#10 Feb 3, 2012
Coal miner wrote:
I was one that got laid off. My paperwork says 320 men throughout the alpha company
I read the paperwork as well. My understanding was that some would be placed at mines that are working short handed. So did they officially give out layoff slips to all shifts at both mines?
Coal miner

Anderson, SC

#11 Feb 3, 2012
They moved some men and laid off a bunch throughout the company

United States

#12 Feb 3, 2012
170 in Kentucky, the rest were in WV.

Oneida, KY

#13 Feb 4, 2012
170 is still to many my gues only the beginning i pray not though whoever is running against obama doesnt have to worry about campaining in k a dog could be running and would win ky.

Bolivar, MO

#14 Feb 4, 2012
I found this artile on the WYMT website ....

BRISTOL, Va.(AP)- Coal company Alpha Natural Resources says
that production will be reduced at some of its operations in
central Appalachia due to decreased demand.
The Bristol, Va.-based company said Friday that 10 mining
operations - four in eastern Kentucky and six in southern West
Virginia - are affected by the changes.
Alpha says subsidiaries in Kentucky and West Virginia will idle
four mines immediately and two others between now and early 2013.
Several other mines will alter work schedules or reduce production
In eastern Kentucky, the Cave Spur and Perkins Branch underground mines are idled immediately. Both are in Harlan County. The Coalgood surface mine in Harlan County will be phased out by the middle of this year, and the Big Branch West surface mine in Knott County will close in early 2013.
When completed, the company says the adjustments are expected to
reduce annual coal production by approximately 4 million tons.
Alpha Natural Resources Inc. has more than 180 mines and
processing plants in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West
Virginia and Wyoming. It employs about 14,000 people through its

Greenbrier, AR

#15 Feb 4, 2012
I am still working for now at crcc, but everyone is on edge right now worrying about getting layed off. I really feel bad for the people loosing their jobs right now because there is no where else to go. I hope and pray that coal picks back up and everyone goes back to work..
Maybe this will open peoples eyes and they will find out who they are voting for this time.

Harrison, AR

#16 Feb 4, 2012
obama and brashear doing their best to screw all you coal miners remember vote democrat they lub the working class, if you believe that crap i got some ocean front property for sale at the letcher county line, SUCKAS

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