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Coal Workers Fight for Benefits as Industry Struggles Under Trump

Source: NBC News Coal workers have been among the president’s strongest supporters, but their pensions remain at risk as industry barons thrive. WASHINGTON — Dozens of retired miners, some in wheelchairs and using oxygen tanks to manage black lung disease, recently visited the Capitol seeking federal help for their failing pension plans. A day later, […]

Unions stick up for the whole working class

Source: Kentucky State AFL-CIO August 7, 2019 We’re used to union-haters lying about us. One of their standby falsehoods is the bogus claim that all unions care about is ourselves. Tuesday‘s rally in support of the protesting Harlan County miners is more proof—as if it were needed—that organized labor sticks up for more than our […]

A former coal tycoon donated over $1 million to coal miners whose employer declared bankruptcy

“We would like to commend the Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation for their philanthropic support for these miners who deserve to get paid for the work they have done. However, we hope this act of kindness does not conceal the bigger problem that this country faces when it comes to bankruptcy laws. Why are miner’s, […]

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The Best Hotel Prices – The Easiest Booking Experience   Great Hotels, Easy Booking Whether you’re planning a “staycation” or a once in a lifetime “bucket list” trip, your Union Plus Hotel Discount has you covered.   Hotels You Know — Savings Union Members Deserve Union members save up to 65% on your favorite global hotels, including […]

Retired Coal Miners Take Capitol Hill, Pushing for a Fix to Pension System

Source: 100 Days in Appalachia July 25, 2019 A rush of retired coal miners and advocates were in Washington this week, pushing members of Congress to protect their pensions.. About 40 members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) arrived on Capitol Hill Tuesday to meet with lawmakers and voice their concerns during a […]

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