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Murray Energy is a coal company based out of Ohio. You might have heard of them in another politically charged news brief where the CEO, Robert Murray, has been accused of forcing his employees to attend a Romney campaign rally in addition to making them donate to a Romney or other GOP political campaign. Murray and his family are very generous in their contributions to right wing politicians and causes through its Murray PAC.Murray Energy is a coal company based out of Ohio. You might have heard of them in... more
You may remember Murray Energy and its CEO, Robert Murray, who forced his employees to attend a pro-Mitt Romney rally without pay in August. In the wake of the Romney loss, Murray has decided to lay off over a hundred workers in Utah and another 54 in Illinois. He is the latest company owner to throw a conniption over President Obama’s victory in the general election by taking it out on his employees.
Just to show you how twisted this individual is, the man actually read a prayer before firing those employees...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=45729You may remember Murray Energy and its CEO, Robert Murray, who forced his employees to... more
New Developments: Apparently, coal miners in Ohio felt that they had reason to fear being fired if they did not attend a rally on August 14 promoting Mitt Romney for the presidency. Further, as if it weren’t enough to have to attend the rally whether they wanted to or not, the images are now being used in a pro-Romney campaign ad to make it appear the candidate has the support of coal miners in general.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=43833New Developments: Apparently, coal miners in Ohio felt that they had reason to fear... more
Neither Honest Nor Trustworthy: The 10 Worst Corporations of 2007
by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman
The U.S. public holds Big Business in shockingly low regard.
A November 2007 Harris poll found that less than 15 percent of the population believes each of the following industries to be "generally honest and trustworthy:" tobacco companies (3 percent); oil companies (3 percent); managed care companies such as HMOs (5 percent); health insurance companies (7 percent); telephone companies (10 percent); life insurance companies (10 percent); online retailers (10 percent); pharmaceutical and drug companies (11 percent); car manufacturers (11 percent); airlines (11 percent); packaged food companies (12 percent); electric and gas utilities (15 percent). Only 32 percent of adults said they trusted the best-rated industry about which Harris surveyed, supermarkets.
With the 10 Worst Corporations of 2007, we aim to show - again - that Big Business is out of control and to connect comparable abuses to the failure of government overseers, regulators and enforcers.
Presented alphabetically, here are the 10 Worst Corporations of 2007:
http://www.multinationalmonitor.org/mm2007/112007/mokhiber.htmlNeither Honest Nor Trustworthy: The 10 Worst Corporations of 2007
by Russell... more
A sixth bore hole drilled into a space where six Utah miners were thought to be trapped found that the chamber contained no space where the men could have survived, an attorney representing some of the miners' families told CNN.
Bob Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corp., says he is hurt by criticism he did not do enough to find the miners. That news was conveyed to the family members Saturday, Colin King said.
"There was zero void," he quoted Rob Moore, vice president of Murray Energy, as telling the relatives.
Moore said that officials have not ruled out the possibility of drilling a seventh hole, according to King.
But "they gave nothing definite about anything," he said.
"They are going through a living hell, and it's just heartbreaking," King said of the miners' families.
A news conference will probably be held Sunday afternoon, said Matthew Faraci, a Mine Safety and Health Administration spokesman on duty at the Crandall Canyon mine.
A sixth bore hole drilled into a space where six Utah miners were thought to be... more