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The faces of Blackjewel

Bankruptcy and lockout go deeper than numbers on a ledger


GILLETTE, Wyoming The numbers are attentiongetting: 580 Wyoming coal miners locked out while 1,700 Blackjewel employees overall are in limbo as the company attempts to save itself through Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Those 580 workers at the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines in Campbell County operate the fourth and sixth largest thermal coal mines in the world, respectively. They […]

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