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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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.