Murray Energy Corp. released a response on the Service Employee International Union District 1199 organization that is threatening legal action against Murray Energy and the Romney Campaign.
According to the release, Murray Energy has not yet been contacted by the SEIU 1199 regarding the complaint.
"It is readily apparent that the SEIU 1199 has absolutely no standing or justification to
threaten this nonsensical and meritless litigation," the news release states. It is clearly an attempt by SEIU 1199 to perpetuate their liberal job-killing agenda and to blunt criticism of Mr. Obama's War on Coal."
To read the complete news release from Murray Energy Corp, click here.
A local union could be taking legal action against the Campaign group of a presidential candidate.
Republican Mitt Romney came to a Murray Energy coal mine in Belmont County last August. The Service Employee International Union District 1199 claims miners were required to attend the rally, but were not paid for it.
The union said they may sue the Romney Campaign for using visuals from that campaign stop for political gain.
Murray Energy said that the event was completely voluntary and attendance was not taken.
SEIU 1199 will hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss what they plan on doing.
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