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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 […]

Arizona miners to rally at Capitol for power plant future

Source: San Francisco Chronicle  PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of miners and their relatives will join leaders from the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe and the United Mine Workers to rally at the state Capitol to keep open the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station, which provides power to pump water from the Colorado River to cities, tribes […]

Coal Miners’ Fund Set For Deep Cuts As Black Lung Epidemic Grows

Source: National Public Radio A new government report says that the federal black lung trust fund that helps sick and dying coal miners pay living and medical expenses could incur a $15 billion deficit in the next 30 years. That’s if a congressionally mandated funding cut occurs as planned at the end of the year. […]

GAO report on Black Lung Benefits Program shows that coal industry contributions must be maintained at current levels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 4, 2018 [TRIANGLE, VA] A report released today by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that the Black Lung Benefits Program is more than $4 billion dollars in debt, and a 55 percent reduction scheduled at the end of 2018 in the production tax paid by coal companies will […]

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