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Joint pension committee now must act to preserve pensions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 28, 2018 Joint pension committee now must act to preserve pensions [TRIANGLE, VA]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Now that the members of the Joint Select Committee on Multi-Employer Pensions have been named, it’s time for them to get to […]

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Levi Allen – State Wide Day of Action

International Secretary-Treasurer Levi D. Allen spoke at the Statewide Day of Action Rally in Charleston, West Virginia this weekend speaking out for better pay for Teachers, Service Personnel & State Employees, an end to attacks on seniority and a true fix for PEIA! Live Video posted by: West Virginia Democratic Party

1.5 Million Retirees Await Congressional Fix for a Pension Time Bomb

Source: The New York Times WASHINGTON — The sprawling agreement to boost government spendingreached by Republicans and Democrats this month quietly included a step toward defusing what could be a financial time bomb for 1.5 million retirees and hundreds of companies in the industrial Midwest and the South. The deal creates a select congressional committee to […]

Robocall from President Roberts – February 15, 2018

President Cecil Roberts gives an update on the United Mine Workers’s continued fight to preserve the pensions of retired and active miner’s.  

Miners Lobby for Action on Pensions

Source: E&E News The United Mine Workers of America returned to Capitol Hill this week as Congress mulls who will decide the fate of their pensions. Party leaders in both chambers have yet to select the special joint committee tasked with shoring up pensions for roughly 1.5 million union workers, including 107,000 former UMWA miners […]

Speaker Bates reaffirms support for Navajo families at ‘Yes to NGS’ rally

Source: The Navajo-Hopi Observer PHOENIX — Hundreds of Kayenta Mine and Navajo Generating Station workers marched on the Arizona State Capitol Feb. 6 to announce the formation of ‘Yes to NGS,’ a coalition that advocates for solutions to ensure the continuation of NGS operations beyond 2019. The workers were joined by members of the Navajo Nation […]

Yes to NGS!

Some want to close the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Arizona, costing 825 utility and mining jobs. But the UMWA is fighting back! We say Yes to NGS! Like us on Facebook at Yes to NGS​, follow us on Twitter @yestoNGS

UMWA statement regarding Congress’ failure to solve pension crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 7, 2018 UMWA statement regarding Congress’ failure to solve pension crisis [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I had hoped that Congressional leadership could come together and take immediate action to put an end to the pension crisis confronting […]

Workers To Rally In Phoenix To Support Navajo Generating Station

Source: kjzz.org Workers from the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine in northeast Arizona will be in Phoenix on Tuesday. They’re calling for action to save the NGS power plant, which is slated to close at the end of next year. The utility companies that co-own the Navajo Generating Station say they can get power […]

Preserve Our Pensions

Congress needs to act now to preserve the hard earned pensions our retired coal miners have earned! Call Congress today at 202-224-3121. #TheyEarnedIt

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