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Fighting for coal miners’ benefits

Source: Times West Virginian The coal miners of West Virginia and Virginia dedicated their lives to mining the coal that…

Release of Affinity mine from POV oversight a dangerous step in the wrong direction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 1, 2018 [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued…

Miners Urge Congressional Action On Pensions, Black Lung Fund

Source: Ohio Valley Resource Retired coal miners and coal community activists are on Capitol Hill this week urging action on…

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Fighting for coal miners’ benefits

Source: Times West Virginian The coal miners of West Virginia and Virginia dedicated their lives to mining the coal that powered our nation to greatness. Over 70 years ago, President Harry Truman recognized the important role our brave miners were playing in our economy and the ongoing war effort. He made a promise that the […]

UMWA statement on Mission Coal filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 16, 2018 [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Mission Coal’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday in Alabama makes it the second coal company in two weeks to seek such protection from the courts. Once again, a company […]

Release of Affinity mine from POV oversight a dangerous step in the wrong direction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 1, 2018 [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The recent release of the Affinity mine, operated by Pocahontas Coal Company in Raleigh County, W.Va., from the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) Pattern of Violations (POV) status is a […]

Miners Urge Congressional Action On Pensions, Black Lung Fund

Source: Ohio Valley Resource Retired coal miners and coal community activists are on Capitol Hill this week urging action on two important issues for miners: pensions and black lung benefits. Advocates say funds supporting both pensions for retired miners and the federal benefits for those sickened by black lung disease are at risk if Congress […]

Jefferson County coal mine to be bought for $400 million

Source: Birmingham Business Journal A private Birmingham coal producer is selling a coal mine in Jefferson County to a major public company. Peabody (NYSE: BTU) is purchasing Shoal Creek metallurgical coal mine from Drummond Company Inc. for $400 million. The purchase price is subject to customary working capital adjustments. Located on the Black Warrior River […]

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