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Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:06 AM


Mine workers forced into Robbedme astroturfing event

Need I say more?


Earlier this month, Mitt Romney was welcomed for a campaign event at the Century Mine in Beallsville, Ohio, by hundreds of coal workers and their families. Now many of the mine's workers are saying they were forced to give up a day-worth of pay to attend the event, and they feared they might be fired if they didnít, according to local news radio WWVA.

The claims have been mostly denied by Rob Moore, Chief Financial Officer of Murray Energy Company, which owns the mine. He acknowledges that workers werenít paid that day but says no one was made to attend the event. Well, kind of.

"Our managers communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend," he told local news radio WWVA, which has received several emails from workers claiming that the company records names of workers that don't attend those types of events.

The company's interest in having its employees show support for Romney may be a result of its CEO's close ties with the presumptive Republican nominee. In May, Romney teamed up with Murray's CEO Bob Murray for a fundraising event in West Virginia. And Murray's made no secret of his support for the Republican party, previously backing Rick Perry.

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niyad Aug 2012 #1

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Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:03 AM

1. rob moore, please acquaint yourself with a dictionary--you might learn the meanings of the words

you use, such as MANDATORY:

   [man-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] Show IPA adjective, noun, plural man∑da∑to∑ries.
authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory: It is mandatory that all students take two years of math.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing a command.
Law . permitting no option; not to be disregarded or modified: a mandatory clause.
having received a mandate, as a nation.


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