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UMWA Release on EPA withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 10, 2017 The Clean Power Plan was destined to fail. America must take a different path to address greenhouse gas emissions. [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) supports today’s withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) by the Trump administration, while at the same time encouraging the administration […]

UMWA Statement on Supreme Court rejection of Blankenship appeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       OCTOBER 10, 2017 UMWA statement on Supreme Court rejection of Blankenship appeal [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:             “I join with the families of the 29 victims of the Upper Big Branch disaster, as well as the families of […]

UMWA Calls for Passage of West Virginia Road Bond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 5, 2017 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.]. United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “West Virginians have a great opportunity to vastly improve our state’s transportation system while also helping the economy grow for everyone and hopefully provide job opportunities for thousands of workers across […]

New Legislation Introduced to Congress for Miner’s Pensions

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives announced today the introduction of the “American Miners Pension (AMP) Act.”  The new legislation would protect the pensions of retired coal miners whose pensions have been placed in jeopardy by an unprecedented wave of bankruptcies by coal producers.

“American Miners Pension Act”

For Immediate Release                                                        October 3, 2017  “American Miners Pension Act” Introduced in Congress Today Will Safeguard Pensions for 100,000+ Coal Miners and Their Families WASHINGTON  – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives announced today the introduction of the “American Miners Pension (AMP) Act.”  The new legislation would protect the pensions of retired coal […]

October 3, 2017 Press Conference

The lead sponsors of a new bi-partisan, bi-cameral legislation that will be introduced today to preserve hard-won pensions for more than 117,000 active and retired coal miners are holding a press conference today at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the new bill and the innovative approach it takes to solve the looming insolvency of the miners’ […]

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