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Congress creates Joint Select Committee on Multi-Employer Pensions

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Preserve Our Pensions

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!

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L.U. 2463 Financial Assistance

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.

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Ludlow Massacre Archaeological Project

It’s been more than 100 years since approximately two dozen miners, including women and children, were killed in what is known as the Ludlow Massacre. Click here to learn more about the Ludlow Massacre Archaeological Project 20th Anniversary!

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“The average pension for a miner in West Virginia — the average — $595. Most of that is for widows. The husbands are gone,” he said. “You take any amount of that away from them, they're done. They can't make it."

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The Joint Select Committee in charge of solving the pension crisis held their second meeting today. The UMWA made our presence known again to show that we expect Congress to #KeepThePromise! #TheyEarnedit

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“The average pension for a miner in West Virginia — the average — $595. Most of that is for widows. The husbands are gone,” he said. “You take any amount of that away from them, they're done. They can't make it."

FB.com/UMWAunion 3 hours ago

The Joint Select Committee in charge of solving the pension crisis held their second meeting today. The UMWA made our presence known again to show that we expect Congress to #KeepThePromise! #TheyEarnedit

FB.com/UMWAunion 22 hours ago

@defargeknits @nema @mattalley413 Not angry, just stating the facts. And where are the solar jobs with a union cont… https://t.co/r8OGlRwpU3

twitter.com/mineworkers 2 days ago

Thank you Senator Manchin! https://t.co/0UVMeTO5Vp

twitter.com/mineworkers 2 days ago

President Cecil Roberts joins Senator Sherrod Brown at The National Press Club to talk about the pending pension crisis. #UMWA #TheNationalPressClub #TheyEarnedIt #Congress #NationsCapitol #UnionStrong #WashingtonDC #CecilRoberts #LaborUnion #MiddleClass #WorkingFamilies

instagram.com/umwaunion 7 days ago

#UMWA Members are in Washington D.C. today to support Marie Justice from L.U. 1924 who will be testifying to keep the Navajo Generating Station open past December 2019. #UnionStrong #YesToNGS #Navajo #KayentaMine #CapitolHill #Congress #NationsCapitol #WashingtonDC #ActiveMiners #Union #NGS #JoinTheFight #Inspiration #LaborMovement #MiddleClass #WorkingFamilies

instagram.com/umwaunion 7 days ago

UMWA Members from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia attended the first meeting of the Joint Select Committee on the solvency of multi-employer pension plans. President Roberts reports on the make-up of the committee and what it needs to accomplish.

youtube.com/user/UMWAunion 1 month ago

International Secretary-Treasurer Levi D. Allen spoke at the Statewide Day of Action Rally in Charleston, West Virginia this weekend speaking out for better pay for Teachers, Service Personnel & State Employees, an end to attacks on seniority and a true fix for PEIA! Live Video posted by: West Virginia Democratic Party

youtube.com/user/UMWAunion 2 months ago