Month – April 2016

Blankenship gets maximum sentence : One year in prison, $250,000 fine

Former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship, who rose from humble beginnings in Mingo County to become the wealthy and powerful chief executive of one of the region’s largest coal producers, will serve one year in prison and pay a $250,000 fine for a mine safety criminal conspiracy, a judge decided Wednesday. U.S. District Judge […]

Judge Strikes Down Scott Walker’s ‘Right To Work’ Law

A judge declared late Friday that Wisconsin’s controversial “right-to-work” law violated the state’s constitution. The law had become a centerpiece in the state’s contentious battles over the role of unions and the conservative war on labor unions. “Right-to-work” laws prevent unions from reaching agreements with employer that require all workers, not just union members, to […]