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Joint Pension Committee Meets to Understand Risk of Plans Collapsing

Source: WV Metro News WASHINGTON — A congressional committee dedicated to addressing funding for multiemployer pension plans met Wednesday to understand…

UMWA L.U. 1924 President Speaks on Behalf of the "Yes to NGS" Initiative

UMWA L.U. 1924 President Marie Justice spoke at an April 12 hearing in Washington D.C., asking Congress to keep the…

Kentucky Lawmakers Didn’t Consult with Feds About Limiting Black Lung Claims Reviewers

LEXINGTON, KY - - - The federal agency that trains, tests and certifies the physicians who read X-rays and diagnose…

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Joint Pension Committee Meets to Understand Risk of Plans Collapsing

Source: WV Metro News WASHINGTON — A congressional committee dedicated to addressing funding for multiemployer pension plans met Wednesday to understand how to protect the pensions of more than 1 million retirees. The Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans was created as part of the February solution ending the government shutdown. The […]

UMWA L.U. 1924 President Speaks on Behalf of the “Yes to NGS” Initiative

UMWA L.U. 1924 President Marie Justice spoke at an April 12 hearing in Washington D.C., asking Congress to keep the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) open. Justice was accompanied by several other L.U. 1924 members, as well as UMWA retirees from West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania who attended in a show of solidarity. “I come before […]

Kentucky Lawmakers Didn’t Consult with Feds About Limiting Black Lung Claims Reviewers

LEXINGTON, KY – – – The federal agency that trains, tests and certifies the physicians who read X-rays and diagnose the deadly coal miners’ disease black lung said it was not consulted by Kentucky lawmakers in the 14 months they considered a new law that mostly limits diagnoses to pulmonologists working for coal companies. As NPR […]

Cecil Roberts: We honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Source: Charleston Gazette Mail As Americans mark the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, 50 years ago this week, we must continue our struggle to ensure that he did not die in vain. There is still too much poverty, too much inequality in our nation. We have not made enough […]

Bill slows detection of black lung, other workplace illnesses

Source: Lexington Herald Leader  April 04, 2018 07:28 PM BY BILL LONDRIGAN AND AND STEVE EARLE In 1996, Kentucky instituted a completely new process for determining whether workers exposed to coal dust had contracted coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP), or black lung disease — a progressive, incurable disease caused only by breathing excessive amounts of coal […]

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