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Remembering Robena: mine disaster still hangs heavy 57 years later

Source: Herald Standard Date: December 10, 2019 Unlike the 29 degree temperature at the Robena Mine’s Frosty Run Shaft on Dec. 6, 1962, when an underground explosion took the lives of 37 coal miners, those who gathered at the Robena miners’ memorial for the 57th anniversary memorial ceremony basked in relatively warm temperatures. According to […]

Seantor Manchin on the Bipartisan American Miners Act – December 11, 2019

Senator Joe Manchin spoke on the Senate floor December 11, 2019, about the need for Congress to ACT NOW and preserve the pensions and health care of our nation’s miners. This must be done THIS YEAR or thousands of miners will lose their health care by the end of the year and even more will […]

Manchin warns he’ll slow-walk government funding bill until he gets deal on miners legislation

Source: The Hill December 11, 2019 Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) warned on Tuesday that he will block leadership from speeding up any bills, including legislation to fund the government, until he gets a deal on legislation to shore up funding for miners’ pension and health care. “Anything and everything,” Manchin said, responding to a question on if he […]

Union Plus: Union-Made Holiday Gift Ideas

Source: Union Plus   Union-Made Holiday Gift Ideas It’s not too late to find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label and is made in America. There is a wide range of gift possibilities, from clothes to games to sports equipment and more, made by union members.   Apparel and Accessories Brooks Brothers […]

UMWA President Cecil E. Roberts during the 1989 Pittston Strike

Local Union 1569 member, Lee Potter, talks about the impact then Vice President Cecil E. Roberts made during the 1989 Pittston Strike.

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