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Natalie Tennant on Corporations

 


Maintain health & retirement benefits during bankruptcies

Natalie Tennant rallied with West Virginia coal miners and their families this morning, urging Patriot Coal to keep its promises and fully fund health care and retirement benefits. Secretary Tennant is sending a letter to Patriot Coal's Chairman expressing deep concern over the impact Patriot's bankruptcy proceeding may have on thousands of West Virginia families.

"This is more than an attack on union workers," Secretary Tennant said. "This is an attack on the American worker and on our American way of life. It's an attempt to take away your health care that was earned on your broken backs, with your black lungs and with the memories of your fellow miners who took their last breath in the coal mines."

Patriot Coal filed for bankruptcy protection on July 9, 2012. On March 14, Patriot formally filed to terminate benefits for about 10,000 retired miners and 12,000 widows and dependents.

Source: W.V. Secretary of State website , Apr 1, 2013

Help business filings via efficiency and cutting red tape

BUSINESS GROWTH: Since her election as West Virginia Secretary of State, Tennant has made business a top priority, taking great strides to increase efficiency and cut red tape. Her efforts have led to a near doubling of online filings, making it easier to start and grow a business in West Virginia.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, NatalieTennant.com, "About" , Nov 1, 2012

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