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United Mine Workers rally for benefit security after Mission Coal files for bankruptcy

Source: CBS 42 BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  (WIAT) — Miners with the United Mine Workers were out rallying this morning at Kelly Ingram Park in response to Mission Coal’s recent bankruptcy filings. Two years ago, Mission Coal bought the mine but now that the company is going bankrupt. Miners say the are in danger of losing important […]

UMWA walking the picket lines with West Virginia school personnel again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 19, 2019 ​ [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:    “It is unbelievable that the West Virginia Senate leadership has once again forced our state’s teachers and school support personnel to the picket lines, but that is what our […]

Manchin, Capito push for passing of American Miners Act of 2019

Source: West Virginia Metro News The American Miners Act of 2019 was once again up for discussion this week in the U.S. Senate. The bill, Senate Bill 27 sponsored by Senator Joe Manchin D-W.Va., would amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to transfer certain funds to the 1974 United Mine Workers […]

UMWA asks for correction in NPR/Frontline story regarding resurgence of Black Lung

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2019 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:             “National Public Radio and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recently ran a generally excellent investigative story on the rise of coal workers pneumoconiosis, or Black Lung, in America’s coalfields. It […]

Senate Floor – February 13, 2019 (American Miners Act)

Senator Manchin (D-WV) opened up a colloquy on the Senate Floor on February 13, 2019 along with Senator Brown (D-OH), Senator Capito (R- WV), Senator Warner (D-VA) and Senator Casey (D-PA) to discuss the American Miners Act of 2019 introduced into the Senate. This bill will make sure that 87,000 current beneficiaries and an additional […]

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