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Alan Keyes on Corporations

Republican challenger for IL Senate; previously Candidate for President


Protect workers' pensions when companies declare bankruptcy

Q: A Southern Illinois coal company filed bankruptcy and abandoned retired coal workers - would Keyes support federal legislation to protect retirees in this situation?

A: Absolutely yes. I have heard about this and think it is totally unfair. Instead of putting workers, who have invested a good part of their lives in that work, at the end of the line they should be taken care of first. You have to make sure that they are an essential component and that the contribution they have made is respected.

Source: Q&A with Southern Illinoisan reporter Sep 13, 2004

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