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Massey actions 'destroyed' coal operation, suit alleges 'I
- a specific demand for payment, but it is likely to be more than $10 million. When Harman shut down, more than 100 United Mine Workers members lost their jobs. Massey has fought for more than 20 years to keep its mining operations "union-free."...
Published: Tuesday, July 09, 2002
Rulings help injured workers Employees win right to
- a coal miner injured while working for Eastern Associated Coal Corp. in Boone County. Acordia, which handles all Workers' Comp claims for Eastern, routinely referred injured workers to Genex, which used a "complex scheme . to discriminate...
Published: Sunday, June 30, 2002
WEEK IN REVIEW Gov. Wise seeks teacher raises
- in the face of a national recession. The governor also announced a settlement in which a dozen coal operators agreed to pay nearly $50 million in workers' compensation premiums that their contractors failed to pay, and proposed raises...
Published: Sunday, January 13, 2002
Dress code upsets BEP employees
- in the state Budget Office, 1,261 salary advancement/merit raises were given in the bureau since July. A few of the Workers' Comp increases (with the increase listed first and the salary second) were: claims manager Joan Abbott, $3,432...
Published: Monday, December 09, 2002
- the zipper in the back or the side like they used to be? s Workers' Comp will gladly spend millions of dollars to keep injured workers from receiving thousands of dollars in benefits due them s When someone calls in about something...
Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2002
- and its future. This is the same guy who spent the better part of the past two years whining and complaining about the terrible workers comp rates and lack of business expansion during the Underwood administration. Comp rates have increased...
Published: Friday, August 09, 2002
The CAPITOL REPORT 2002 Legislature Wise urges lawmakers
- not only the state's steel industry but a way of life for those communities. He announced that the state is willing to put a $5 million state loan on the table to help preserve 3,500 jobs at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel. To some extent,...
Published: Thursday, January 10, 2002
Crisis looms unless education spending upped, Recht says
- as the Legislature intended. He also suggested money for teachers and school workers come from West Virginia's share of a national settlement with tobacco companies. Recht said he was "inclined to think very seriously" about ordering...
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2002
DOH still doesn't screen contractor safety Firm with
- of those investigations, the agency found safety violations, OSHA records show. The contract announced earlier this month by DOH is the first new job that C.J. Mahan has had with the agency since the I-64 accident, records show. But...
Published: Sunday, September 15, 2002
Shawnee Hills CEO answers creditor questions She resigned
- that was in a financial mess. The center's debts exceeded assets by $8 million and it had to pay off a $2.5 million Medicaid fraud settlement. And like most behavioral health providers in the state and country, the center was limited...
Published: Thursday, May 30, 2002