Braxton Wright, of United Mine Workers of America Local Union 2368, told Senator Bernie Sanders that Warrior Met Coal has refused to pay its employees.
The same coal industry leaders who praised Manchin's opposition to clean energy provisions now urge him to support BBB's provisions to help ailing workers.
The director said he skirted the rules by moving the pumps in cleaner parts of the mine to lower the dust readings.
United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts stands by his friend Joe Manchin who seeks "innovation, not elimination" when it comes to fossil fuels.
Electric vehicle sales are gaining momentum across the U.S. but how they are powered is still an obstacle with infrastructure and power source issues remaining.
"Tens of thousands of good jobs will be eliminated. We are protesting against that," the head of a Solidarity union chapter said.
While authorities continue with search and rescue operations, the Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said "they cannot do anything but wait since the water level is high due to heavy rain."
Former prisoner Don Blakenship, who was CEO of Massey Energy company when a 2010 explosion claimed the lives of 29 miners, is seeking the presidential nomination of the far-right Constitution Party. Blankenship previously mounted an unsuccessful campaign for a West Virginia senate seat.
McGrath's ad slamming McConnell for having "left our coal miners behind years ago" gets heavy traction on social media.
The president's administration used a controversial Obama-era measure called "hot goods," which allows the Labor Department to freeze the movement of items created by laborers who have not been paid.
The West Virginia Democrat that Pence touted as proof of Democrats swinging Republican is a Democrat in name only.
President Trump is putting coal miners back to work, but experts say he's doing it at the expense of their health and safety.