Kentucky Coal Miners Protest For Better Pay And pensions | NBC Nightly News

Kentucky Coal Miners Protest For Better Pay And pensions | NBC Nightly News


COLLAPSING INDUSTRY. GEOFF BENNETT REPORTS FROM KENTUCKY WHERE GEOFF BENNETT REPORTS FROM KENTUCKY WHERE UNPAID MINERS ARE FROM KENTUCKY WHERE UNPAID MINERS ARE ORGANIZING IN PROTEST. UNPAID MINERS ARE ORGANIZING IN PROTEST.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT ORGANIZING IN PROTEST.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP WON THE WHITE>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP WON THE WHITE HOUSE WITH A PROMISE TRUMP WON THE WHITE HOUSE WITH A PROMISE TO HELP COAL MAKE A HOUSE WITH A PROMISE TO HELP COAL MAKE A COMEBACK. TO HELP COAL MAKE A COMEBACK.>>WE’RE GOING TO PUT COMEBACK.>>WE’RE GOING TO PUT THE MINERS BACK TO>>WE’RE GOING TO PUT THE MINERS BACK TO WORK. THE MINERS BACK TO WORK.>>Reporter: THREE WORK.>>Reporter: THREE YEARS LATER THE>>Reporter: THREE YEARS LATER THE INDUSTRY IS STRUG LGS. YEARS LATER THE INDUSTRY IS STRUG LGS. NEARLY 2000 JOBS LOST INDUSTRY IS STRUG LGS. NEARLY 2000 JOBS LOST THIS SUMMER ALONE, NEARLY 2000 JOBS LOST THIS SUMMER ALONE, AFTER TUOMAS I HAVE THIS SUMMER ALONE, AFTER TUOMAS I HAVE COAL COMPANIES FILED AFTER TUOMAS I HAVE COAL COMPANIES FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY. COAL COMPANIES FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY. MINERS HERE IN FOR BANKRUPTCY. MINERS HERE IN KENTUCKY SAY THEY WERE MINERS HERE IN KENTUCKY SAY THEY WERE LEFT WITHOUT WORK AND KENTUCKY SAY THEY WERE LEFT WITHOUT WORK AND PAY LAST MONTH AFTER LEFT WITHOUT WORK AND PAY LAST MONTH AFTER THEIR COMPANY BLACK PAY LAST MONTH AFTER THEIR COMPANY BLACK JEWEL ABRUPTLY CLOSED. THEIR COMPANY BLACK JEWEL ABRUPTLY CLOSED.>>WE WANT WHAT WE JEWEL ABRUPTLY CLOSED.>>WE WANT WHAT WE EARNED.>>WE WANT WHAT WE EARNED.>>Reporter: THE EARNED.>>Reporter: THE MINERS PROTESTING>>Reporter: THE MINERS PROTESTING AFTER THEY SAY THEIR MINERS PROTESTING AFTER THEY SAY THEIR PAYCHECKS BOUNCED. AFTER THEY SAY THEIR PAYCHECKS BOUNCED. THEN A STANDOFF, WHEN PAYCHECKS BOUNCED. THEN A STANDOFF, WHEN DOZENS STOOD ON THEN A STANDOFF, WHEN DOZENS STOOD ON RAILROAD TRACKS AND DOZENS STOOD ON RAILROAD TRACKS AND BLOCKED BLACK JEWEL RAILROAD TRACKS AND BLOCKED BLACK JEWEL TRAINS HAULING COAL. BLOCKED BLACK JEWEL TRAINS HAULING COAL.>>WE OFFER THIS FOR TRAINS HAULING COAL.>>WE OFFER THIS FOR OUR FAMILIES.>>WE OFFER THIS FOR OUR FAMILIES.>>Reporter: HERE IN OUR FAMILIES.>>Reporter: HERE IN KENTUCKY THE COAL>>Reporter: HERE IN KENTUCKY THE COAL MINERS PRESIDENT TRUMP KENTUCKY THE COAL MINERS PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISED TO HELP HAVE MINERS PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISED TO HELP HAVE BEEN FAR LESS PROMISED TO HELP HAVE BEEN FAR LESS FORTUNATE AS THEY BEEN FAR LESS FORTUNATE AS THEY WATCH THEIR FORTUNATE AS THEY WATCH THEIR COMMUNITIES LANGUISH WATCH THEIR COMMUNITIES LANGUISH AND JOB PROSPECTS DRY COMMUNITIES LANGUISH AND JOB PROSPECTS DRY UP. AND JOB PROSPECTS DRY UP. LAST MONTH RETIRED UP. LAST MONTH RETIRED MINERS WENT TO LAST MONTH RETIRED MINERS WENT TO WASHINGTON LOBBYING MINERS WENT TO WASHINGTON LOBBYING LAWMAKERS TO BOOST WASHINGTON LOBBYING LAWMAKERS TO BOOST THEIR FAILING PENSION LAWMAKERS TO BOOST THEIR FAILING PENSION PLANS. THEIR FAILING PENSION PLANS.>>THEY TAKE THAT AWAY PLANS.>>THEY TAKE THAT AWAY IT’S GOING TO BE>>THEY TAKE THAT AWAY IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH. IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH.>>OUR RESEARCH SHOWS TOUGH.>>OUR RESEARCH SHOWS IT IS, IN FACT, THE>>OUR RESEARCH SHOWS IT IS, IN FACT, THE COAL DONORS, NOT THE IT IS, IN FACT, THE COAL DONORS, NOT THE MINERSER, WHO ARE THE COAL DONORS, NOT THE MINERSER, WHO ARE THE MAIN BENEFICIARIES OF MINERSER, WHO ARE THE MAIN BENEFICIARIES OF TRUMP’S AGENDA. MAIN BENEFICIARIES OF TRUMP’S AGENDA.>>Reporter: THE WHITE TRUMP’S AGENDA.>>Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT IS>>Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT IS BECAUSE OF TRUMP’S HOUSE SAYS IT IS BECAUSE OF TRUMP’S ECONOMIC POLICIES, TAX BECAUSE OF TRUMP’S ECONOMIC POLICIES, TAX CUTS, DEREGULATION AND ECONOMIC POLICIES, TAX CUTS, DEREGULATION AND ENERGY I UNDERSTAND CUTS, DEREGULATION AND ENERGY I UNDERSTAND PNC THAT COAL MINERS ENERGY I UNDERSTAND PNC THAT COAL MINERS ARE WINNING. PNC THAT COAL MINERS ARE WINNING. SOME MINERS WHO VOTED ARE WINNING. SOME MINERS WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP NOW SOME MINERS WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP NOW SIGNALLING THEIR FOR TRUMP NOW SIGNALLING THEIR OPENNESS TO DEMOCRATIC SIGNALLING THEIR OPENNESS TO DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES AS THEY OPENNESS TO DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES AS THEY LOOK FOR HELP, NO CANDIDATES AS THEY LOOK FOR HELP, NO MATTER WHICH PARTY IS

42 thoughts on “Kentucky Coal Miners Protest For Better Pay And pensions | NBC Nightly News

  1. if you voted for the moron Don the Con, I don't feel sorry for you, you get whatever consequences come with your choice

  2. More buyers remorse from Trump voters. Kentucky needs to vote Blue in 2020 ! Remove Moscow Mitch & Trump from their 💺.

  3. Okay…they are imbeciles. 1)They believed trump. 2)They voted for trump. 3)They probably still believe trump. 4)They sit on the railroad tracks that trains still use. 5)Coal has gone the way of whale blubber….even in Kentucky. 6)Coal mining is horrible for the environment for many reasons. 7)Black lung kills.

  4. What this story doesn't say, is that Democrats are still working hard to put all these Americans out of work… and they've clearly succeeded.

  5. The cleanest, most efficient form of energy is nuclear power … but Democrats refuse to acknowledge science and continue to block nuclear power in exchange for thousands of acres of solar panels that can barely power a few buildings.

  6. But Donald Trump said Coal was coming back! Some one told them in 2016 coal was a dying industry. Navy ships are not going back to coal. Neither are schools, homes and industrial boilers. Yet the miners chose to believe a New York con man.

  7. Well shouldn't have been smoking meth or heroine before voting. What person would have believed the mines would reopen??

  8. Did anyone notice most of those coal miners are way over weight? I thought mining was tough, hard work? Maybe I was wrong.

  9. With all the new clean burning coal , no black lungs no more dirty water clean neighborhood air the whole new market , Kenmore coming out with its clean coal stove top oven , new trains that burn clean coal across the country, if you believe that America is doomed

  10. Those folks in Kentucky that do the coal mining for us I agree they should be getting top dollar not some judge or some lawyer that does no physical work yes their work is important as well but let's get down to the truth a coal miner I think we need them a little bit more than we need a judge or a lawyer and their works a lot more dangerous it's a lot more physically demanding and I believe they should be getting double the money they're making

  11. What promises has trump kept, none. All lies. He is a very sick man. He should not be this countries leader.

  12. I was born in Kentucky. Sure hope they vote him out. Trump says all people should be rich like him because he doesn't like poor people. Nurses unite against this crazy man.

  13. These miners should be trained and then given all the jobs in Moscow Mitch’s new steel/aluminum rolling plant! They have worked their guts out and endangered their lives working in coal mines…time they got a break!

  14. (((((( WE GONNA PUT THE MINERS BACK 2 WORK , YEAH RIGHT N THEY BELIEVED HIM )))) U VOTED 4 HIM AND NOW TRUMP DON'T CARE .
    M.A.G.A COST US A LOT >>>>>>>N U HAVE THE GREAT 1 %=====) 2 THK 4

  15. Call your daddy. Daddy trump please help us, we voted for you by the way. Daddy? Daddy? Are you there?
    Haaaaaa you dipshits. Reap what you sow.

  16. No one who voted for Treasonous Trump did so for economic reasons, because it was well publicized during the campaign that he was a con artist who had a very poor financial history. Treasonous Trump is only rich due to his criminal ties, including the crimes that allowed his father to amass the wealth that he would later leave to his vile children. ALL of Treasonous Trump's Chumps deserve to lose their jobs because they were stupid enough to vote for someone who obviously would NOT do anything for them. I do not believe for one second that they voted for him "because they cared about their jobs". No! They only voted for him because they are filthy bigots whose IQ's are so low that they believe the obvious lies spread by white supremacist media outlets like right-wing talk radio and Fox's talking heads. They are too stupid to learn their lesson, so Treasonous Trump's Chumps will happily slit their own wrists by voting for him again. Fortunately, the vast majority of Americans do NOT support Dictator Putin's most vile puppets, Moscow Mitch and Treasonous Trump, so if all of the decent Americans do their part by voting, then the corrupt Republicans will all be thrown out of office – including Treasonous Trump!

  17. This is sad but it is time to move on. Coal is a thing of the past. Maybe Moscow Mitch may help by leaving office and putting up alternatives to help these folks with training and new jobs

  18. 3 Coal companies went bankrupt in 2016 (before Trump) Powder River Basin produces 40% of the nations coal. You can't put every company failure on the back of President Trump. They struggled with Obama's numerous regulations making coal unprofitable.

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