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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…

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…

Union Plus: Hotel Discounts

The Best Hotel Prices - The Easiest Booking Experience   Great Hotels, Easy Booking Whether you're planning a "staycation" or…

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We must keep our promise to mine workers

Source: The Hill July 23, 2019 Perhaps the warning light on your dash is nothing major, but what if it is? No one wants to pay for repairs that might not be needed, but we know that ignoring or avoiding the issue is to do so at your peril and sometimes at great cost. Congress […]

‘Our paychecks bounced’: US workers in limbo as coalmines suddenly close

Source: The Guardian July 23, 2019   Blackjewel files for chapter 11 in a move critics say is increasingly used to avoid paying workers what they are owed. On 1 July, Missy Cole was notified by her bank that her husband’s most recent paycheck had bounced, leaving their account more than $1,000 in the red. […]

Sen. Roberts forgets the history of the district he represents

Source: The Register-Herald July 18, 2019 Senator Rollan Roberts calls for civility in teacher unions (”A call for civility in teacher unions,” July 3). I began to question whether I had his district correct in my mind, so I looked it up. Sure enough, Roberts is from Raleigh County and represents Raleigh Wyoming and a part of […]

Union Plus: Concerts and Events

Union Savings That Get You Off the Sidelines and Into the Stands Enjoy exclusive union-member discounts on everything from live bands, professional sports and even Broadway hits.   Here’s a Peek at What You Can Save On: NFL Tickets and VIP Packages Lion King on Broadway Concert Tickets   “It was great to be able […]

Head of miners union calls Green New Deal’s main goal ‘almost impossible

The Source: The Hill July 15, 2019 The president of the United Mine Workers of America characterized the progressive Green New Deal’s goal of transitioning to renewable energy over 10 years as “almost impossible.” The Green New Deal, introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) earlier this year, aims to cut greenhouse emissions in half by shifting […]

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