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UMWA reopen agreement on Murray Energy wages

Source: WV MetroNews May 20, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The United Mine Workers of America is reopening the collective bargaining agreement with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association in order to negotiate a wage increase with Murray Energy Corp. properties. The UMWA said Monday the agreement has been in effect since August 2016 and contains provisions allowing […]

UMWA seeks wage increase in reopening collective bargaining agreement with BCOA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 20, 2019   UMWA seeks wage increase in reopening collective bargaining agreement with BCOA   [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that it had provided notice to the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA) and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service that the union is reopening the […]

Who is Union Plus?

Source: Union Plus We Work Hard to Make Life a little Easier for You and Your Family Union Plus is a non-profit and we’re the ONLY consumer benefits organization created and endorsed by the AFL-CIO. Here at Union Plus, our mission is to improve the quality of life for union members and their families, provide […]

Sen. Manchin introduces the Prioritizing Our Workers Act

For Immediate Release:        May 15, 2019   MANCHIN INTRODUCES BILL TO CHANGE BANKRUPTCY CODE TO PROTECT WORKERS’ PENSIONS   Washington, D.C. – U.S Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Prioritizing Our Workers Act, legislation that would make changes to the current bankruptcy code, requiring companies going through bankruptcy proceedings to pay unpaid vested benefits, like […]

Sen. Manchin discusses the American Miners Act on the Senate floor

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke from the Senate floor urging Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell to bring the American Miners Act to a vote. There’s bipartisan support for this legislation that keeps the promise to our retired coal miners and secures our miners’ pensions.

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