A former coal tycoon donated over $1 million to coal miners whose employer declared bankruptcy
For the eighth straight day, miners are blocking cars full of coal from passing on a railway track in Eastern Kentucky to protest their employer, who stopped paying their wages after declaring bankruptcy.
Now, to ease the miners' financial burden, a former coal tycoon has donated over $1 million to directly assist those miners and their families.
On Monday, the Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation donated over $1 million to give 508 Blackjewel miners in immediate need $2,000 each. C...