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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…

Southern West Virginia brings in national labor leaders on Labor Day

Source: Beckley Register-Herald It would seem that a small park along the Big Coal River in Boone County wouldn't serve…

UMWA celebrates 80th annual Labor Day rally

Source: Fox 11 News BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — The 80th annual UMWA Labor Day celebration kicked off Monday in Boone…

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Roberts Elected to Sixth Term Leading UMWA

Source: WV MetroNews TRIANGLE, Va. — The United Mine Workers of America elected International President Cecil Roberts to a sixth term, the union announced Wednesday. “I am extremely humbled by this great honor the membership has bestowed upon me, and I stand ready to continue to live up to the tremendous responsibilities that come with this […]

Lawmakers urge pensions panel to prioritize miners

Source: E&E News Coal state lawmakers and their allies urged Congress’ special pensions panel to focus on the workers facing the most immediate deadline for losing benefits: union coal miners. Congressional Coal Caucus Chairman David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and 24 other House members urged leaders of the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension […]

Pension Rally Continues

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Thousands gather at Statehouse for rally to save pensions

Source: The Columbus Dispatch The passion from the crowd of thousands who traveled from all over the country was palpable as union workers descended on the Statehouse Thursday to call on their elected representatives — both in Columbus and Washington — to save their dwindling pension funds. The massive crowd gathered for a rally ahead […]

Big crowd expected Thursday for Statehouse rally before pension hearing

Source: The Columbus Dispatch WASHINGTON — Denny Pickens spent more than 43 years working in coal mines in anticipation of the prize at the finish line: the pension he’d spent four decades working for. Now, with that pension in danger, the 66–year–old from Wheeling, West Virginia, will head to Columbus on Thursday with a singular […]

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