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NLRB administrative law judge orders W.Va. coal company to bargain fairly with UMW

Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:51 AM EDT

A West Virginia coal company has been ordered to bargain fairly with the United Mine Workers and to stop conduct aimed at frustrating the negotiating process.

National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge Paul Bogas issued the order against Cobalt Coal. The order says Cobalt's president and CEO had engaged in egregious misconduct since June 20, 2013. The conduct included refusing to set future dates for bargaining and contracting with another company to reopen its Westchester Coal mine.

Cobalt stopped mining coal at the mine on Nov. 7, 2012, and later contracted with another company to reopen it.

The Charleston Gazette reported Bogas' ruling, which was issued last week.

Cobalt director Al Kroontje declined to comment to the newspaper.

Cobalt was featured on Spike TV's 2011 reality show "Coal."

Information from: The Charleston Gazette,


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