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Fighting for coal miners’ benefits

Source: Times West Virginian The coal miners of West Virginia and Virginia dedicated their lives to mining the coal that…

Miners Urge Congressional Action On Pensions, Black Lung Fund

Source: Ohio Valley Resource Retired coal miners and coal community activists are on Capitol Hill this week urging action on…

Jefferson County coal mine to be bought for $400 million

Source: Birmingham Business Journal A private Birmingham coal producer is selling a coal mine in Jefferson County to a major…

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Fighting for coal miners’ benefits

Source: Times West Virginian The coal miners of West Virginia and Virginia dedicated their lives to mining the coal that powered our nation to greatness. Over 70 years ago, President Harry Truman recognized the important role our brave miners were playing in our economy and the ongoing war effort. He made a promise that the […]

Miners Urge Congressional Action On Pensions, Black Lung Fund

Source: Ohio Valley Resource Retired coal miners and coal community activists are on Capitol Hill this week urging action on two important issues for miners: pensions and black lung benefits. Advocates say funds supporting both pensions for retired miners and the federal benefits for those sickened by black lung disease are at risk if Congress […]

Jefferson County coal mine to be bought for $400 million

Source: Birmingham Business Journal A private Birmingham coal producer is selling a coal mine in Jefferson County to a major public company. Peabody (NYSE: BTU) is purchasing Shoal Creek metallurgical coal mine from Drummond Company Inc. for $400 million. The purchase price is subject to customary working capital adjustments. Located on the Black Warrior River […]

A Life Built From Underground

Source: The Register-Herald It was a normal Friday in 1971 when a young man returning home from the Vietnam War decided to become a coal miner. Unaware that he would later become the longest serving president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), Cecil Roberts stepped foot in his first coal mine as a sixth […]

Labor has its Day with November in mind

Source: West Virginia Metro News MARMET, W.Va. — Before the Labor Day parade in Marmet began Monday morning, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., stood beside local union members and United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts for a photo. After the photos were taken, Manchin talked to a handful of people about the importance of […]

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