Attorneys to update Blackjewel miners on negotiations Saturday

A group of miners blocked the tracks as a train tried to haul coal away from Cloverlick Mine 1. Blackjewel miners have not been paid in more than two months. // Connor James
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HARLAN COUNTY, KY. (WYMT) - Attorneys say Blackjewel miners will likely see no resolution in the "hot goods" coal debate until October at the earliest.

Blackjewel wants to move the train cars miners have blocked since late July.

However, the Department of Labor argues the coal should stay put until miners receive their unpaid wages.

Right now, attorneys for both sides are trying to determine a day to begin negotiations.

There will be a meeting Saturday, September 14, at noon at the tracks to update the miners.

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