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Boat Captain Richard Palmer draws on his experience to Save Lives

Captain Richard Palmer, a Member of Local Union 1473 in sub 6 District 31, has been maneuvering the waters of the Ohio River since he was nine-years-old when his father, Captain Richard “Dick” Palmer, captained a ferry boat down the Ohio River, between Dilles Bottom, Ohio and Moundsville, West Virginia. Brother Palmer, a Navy Veteran […]

The Real Story about Miners, Black Lung and the Life and Death Struggle for Benefits

Recent studies show that the occurrence of Pneumoconiosis, or Black Lung disease, among coal miners across the Nation has skyrocketed beyond anything ever seen before in the industry. Younger, less experienced miners are contracting the disease at an earlier age, subjecting them to a shortened and debilitating existence until they ultimately succumb to the ravages […]

UMWA Remembers 911

President Roberts reflects on the sacrifices made 17 years ago on September 11 and asks us all to take a moment and remember the first responders who gave their lives for us on that day. Below is the commemorative video made by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA asking everyone to NEVER FORGET.

UMWA delivers 1,700 letters from retirees and widows to congressional pension committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today delivered 1,756 letters written by UMWA retirees, their families and widows to the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Funds, asking the Committee to take action to preserve the pensions they earned in a lifetime of […]

UMWA reserves TV ad time for West Virginia independent expenditure campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 [CHARLESTON, W.V.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that it has reserved $360,000 in television advertising in four West Virginia media markets for an independent expenditure effort in support of the re-election of Sen. Joe Manchin. “There is no stronger voice in the United States Senate […]

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