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NLRB Hears Miners’ Discrimination Case

Law360 (January 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board has begun proceedings to determine whether Massey Energy Company discriminated against unionized coal workers through its hiring practices at a West Virginia mine.

The hearing before administrative law judge Paul Bogas began Monday and is expected to last weeks, with up to 150 witnesses to be called, according to Gary Muffley, regional director for the NLRB’s Baltimore office.

In August 2004, Massey, through its subsidiaries Spartan Mining Company and Mammoth Coal Co., bought the Cannelton mine in Kanawha, West Virginia from...
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