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Coal Task Force Comes to Estevan

Source: Estevan Mercury A visit from the Task Force on the Just Transition for Canadian Coal-Power Workers and Communities to Estevan on June 14 resulted in numerous meetings and plenty of discussion. The task force met with representatives from local municipal councils, the Estevan Chamber of Commerce, the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Local […]

Manchin: Congress to Blame for Pension Crisis, not United Mine Workers

“Let me make sure you understand, the working person in America, the United Mine Worker and the people who have done the hard work, they’re not to blame. They didn’t set the rates of contribution, they didn’t set the plan, they didn’t establish the bankruptcy laws. It was all done here in Congress. We’ve set […]

William Davis Miner’s Memorial Day

Every June 11th, the United Mine Workers of America observe William Davis Miner’s Memorial Day (Davis Day) in honor of Nova Scotian William Davis who was killed when company guards fired into a crowd of striking miners near the town of New Waterford in Nova Scotia, Canada. William Davis was 37 years old at the […]

UMWA leader urges conference attendees to rally for black lung benefits

Source: Williamson Daily News That’s why Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, encouraged a room of doctors, lawyers and miners Wednesday to get on a bus with him and rally for the nation’s miners. “If Jesus had stayed in a building somewhere with his disciples and told his disciples, ‘Write some […]

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