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Westmoreland and Estevan mine employees reach new deal

The over 300 employees of the Estevan Mine, members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Local 7606, ratified a four-year collective bargaining agreement on Dec. 16. Collective bargaining between Westmoreland Mining LLC and the UMWA Local 7606 began on July 30 and the parties were able to reach an agreement after numerous bargaining […]

Union Plus Shopping Discounts

Source: Union Plus Savings for the Whole Family with Union Plus Shopping Discounts We’re proud to offer union member only discounts on everything from fashion to beauty and electronics to everyday household items from national and local retailers you know and trust. You’ll always find a reason to celebrate your union savings   Stylish Savings […]

A Letter to the Navajo Nation

December 17, 2019   Brothers and Sisters,   This is a follow-up to the October 1, 2019 letter that we sent to you concerning the Nation’s refusal to bargain with the UMWA. We want to provide you with an update regarding this dispute.   The UMWA is working very hard to get the Nation to […]

Miners say “It started with a promise”

Source: WDTV December 17, 2019     W.Va (WDTV) — After years of fighting, it looks like mine workers will finally be getting the benefits they say they were promised back in 1946. Senator Manchin’s Bipartisan American Miners Act is now included in the final budget bill. The bill will be reviewed by the House […]

Roberts credits UMWA retirees with victory

Source: WV MetroNews December 17, 2019   WASHINGTON, D.C. — United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts won’t rest until the legislation to shore up pension and healthcare benefits for his members is signed by President Donald Trump. However, speaking on MetroNews “Talkline” Tuesday, Roberts admitted he was extremely confident the time will arrive […]

Miners pension funding will get a vote this week in Congress as part of government funding package

Source: WV MetroNews December 16, 2019   WASHINGTON, D.C. — A long fight which has kept retired coal miners in West Virginia and across the United States with near constant uncertainty may be nearing an end. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin on Monday announced the bipartisan American Miners Act will be included in the funding package to […]

Navajo Nation Employees Collective Bargaining Rights

Your rights are under attack!!!               That’s right, your rights granted by past Navajo Nation Councils and Presidents are being ignored.  We want to let you know what is happening right now as you read this information.  But first, please allow us to give you a little history about your rights.             In 1992, […]

Remembering Robena: mine disaster still hangs heavy 57 years later

Source: Herald Standard Date: December 10, 2019 Unlike the 29 degree temperature at the Robena Mine’s Frosty Run Shaft on Dec. 6, 1962, when an underground explosion took the lives of 37 coal miners, those who gathered at the Robena miners’ memorial for the 57th anniversary memorial ceremony basked in relatively warm temperatures. According to […]

Manchin warns he’ll slow-walk government funding bill until he gets deal on miners legislation

Source: The Hill December 11, 2019 Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) warned on Tuesday that he will block leadership from speeding up any bills, including legislation to fund the government, until he gets a deal on legislation to shore up funding for miners’ pension and health care. “Anything and everything,” Manchin said, responding to a question on if he […]

Union Plus: Union-Made Holiday Gift Ideas

Source: Union Plus   Union-Made Holiday Gift Ideas It’s not too late to find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label and is made in America. There is a wide range of gift possibilities, from clothes to games to sports equipment and more, made by union members.   Apparel and Accessories Brooks Brothers […]

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