When Mitt Romney came to town, workers at the Century Mine in Ohio not only lost a day’s worth of pay, they were also coerced into attending Romney’s campaign rally.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited an Ohio coal mine this month to promote jobs in the coal industry, workers who appeared with him at the rally lost pay because their mine was shut down.
The Pepper Pike company that owns the Century Mine told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney event would be both mandatory and unpaid, a top company official said Monday morning in a West Virginia radio interview.
A group of employees who feared they’d be fired if they didn’t attend the campaign rally in Beallsville, Ohio, complained about it to WWVA radio station talk show host David Blomquist.
A company spokesman says the event was not mandatory, but employees claim they were intimidated to attend the event. Employees were also told that they would have to “forfeit the day’s pay unless they could make up their missed hours on overtime or weekends,” meaning the employees were responsible for making up the time lost in Mitt Romney’s honor.
The whole scenario is so typical of Mitt Romney I find no reason not to believe the employees.