"Coal Country Stands with Romney"
A story making headlines on the night of Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's nomination may signal the depth, or lack of depth, in his campaign.
A group of coal miners in Ohio are publicly speaking out about the role they were forced to play in a Republican photo shoot on August 14tth. The miners says they would have been fired if they
did not attend. The kick in the ass, they lost a days pay to boot. The company did not compensate them for attending.
Employees at Century Mine in Ohio said they feared retaliation if they did not attend the Romney event.
“Yes, we were in fact told that the Romney event was mandatory and
would be without pay, that the hours spent there would need to be made
up my non-salaried employees outside of regular working hours, with the
only other option being to take a pay cut for the equivalent time,” the
employees told Blomquist. “Yes, letters have gone around with lists of
names of employees who have not attended or donated to political
Coal mine owners stand with Romney, but what the voters do in the privacy of a ballot box is another thing.
That is how democracy works in the world's mightiest democracy!