Earlier in August, Mitt Romney held a “rally” at a coal mine in Ohio. It appeared all the miners were supporting Mitt and his promises to support coal. Turns out the miners were cooerced into attending and lost a day’s pay for it.
The Pepper Pike company that owns the Century Mine told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney event would be both mandatory and unpaid, a top company official said Monday morning in a West Virginia radio interview.
This has to be the perfect example of the emptiness of Mitt Romney’s vision for America. The whole Romney program is a smoke screen intended to look as if the common man, the blue collar worker will benefit. But just like at this rally, a Romney presidency will ONLY benefit owners of mines, while their employees get the shaft.
I mean, just listen to the mine’s chief financial officer:
Moore told [radio talk show host] Blomquist that managers “communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend.” He said the company did not penalize no-shows.
Yes, it was mandatory, but no one was forced!!! What a fucking weasel! Giving douche bags like this free reign to treat his employees like shit is the dream of a Romney presidency.
Because the company’s mine had to be shut down for “safety and security” reasons during Romney’s visit, Moore confirmed workers were not paid that day. He said miners also lose pay when weather or power outages shut down the mine, and noted that federal election law doesn’t let companies pay workers to attend political events.
It’s no surprise that a Romney rally has the same effect on these workers as a power outage.