NLRB Sides Against Massey Unit In Union Feud

Law360, New York (October 2, 2009, 5:54 PM EDT) -- A unit of Massey Energy Co. has suffered yet another blow in its long-running battle with unionized miners, with the National Labor Relations Board affirming a judge's order that the company unlawfully discriminated on the basis of union status by refusing to rehire the employees when it acquired a bankrupt rival.

In a decision Tuesday the NLRB affirmed a November 2007 ruling by Administrative Law Judge Paul Bogas ordering Massey's Mammoth Coal Co. subsidiary to offer employment to the miners, union employees of Horizon Natural Resources'...
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