Congress needs to Keep America’s Promise to the thousands of families who desperately need the pension that they earned. Tell your members of Congress to support the American Miners’ Pension Act NOW! The UMWA will continue to fight keep pensions for our miners and their spouses!
Local Union 2463 have been in a seven month fight for a new contract at AEP Cook Coal Terminal and has spent several thousand dollars in this fight. Steve Earle, UMWA International District 12 Vice President, is requesting financial assistance for our brothers and sisters.
Congressional leaders agreed to create a Joint Select Committee on Multi-employer Pensions, to address the looming insolvency of multiemployer plans like the UMWA’s 1974 Pension Fund. Click here to find the names of the Cogressmen and women selected for this committee.
The Senate will vote on Tuesday or Wednesday on the VA Mission Act (S. 2372), a bill designed to dismantle and privatize the VA. The act would expand the VA Choice program and is essentially the first step in demolishing the VA and outsourcing veterans' health care.