Alpha Lays Off Almost 90

Alpha Natural Resources has announced a layoff of nearly 90 people this week. Deep Mine 44 and Deep Mine 37 in Dickenson County will be idled effective Friday, after Alpha issued a state required WARN Notice of the layoff in September. Alpha filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August, and is currently trying to eliminate health and other non-pension benefits for more than 4,500 non-union retirees.

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