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United Mine Workers of America negotiates contract as future of Westmoreland Coal becomes uncertain

Source: Kemmerer Gazette Kemmerer coal miners and United Mine Workers of America members packed the Event Center on Friday, April…

Joint Pension Committee Meets to Understand Risk of Plans Collapsing

Source: WV Metro News WASHINGTON — A congressional committee dedicated to addressing funding for multiemployer pension plans met Wednesday to understand…

UMWA L.U. 1924 President Speaks on Behalf of the "Yes to NGS" Initiative

UMWA L.U. 1924 President Marie Justice spoke at an April 12 hearing in Washington D.C., asking Congress to keep the…

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Bill slows detection of black lung, other workplace illnesses

Source: Lexington Herald Leader  April 04, 2018 07:28 PM BY BILL LONDRIGAN AND AND STEVE EARLE In 1996, Kentucky instituted a completely new process for determining whether workers exposed to coal dust had contracted coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP), or black lung disease — a progressive, incurable disease caused only by breathing excessive amounts of coal […]

Tribal and Union Delegation Calls on Central Arizona Project Board of Directors to Take Long-Term Power from the Navajo Generating Station

Source: PHOENIX, April 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A group representing tribal leaders and the United Mine Workers of America today asked the Central Arizona Project (CAP) Board of Directors to take an active role supporting a smooth transition to new ownership for the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) and set aside proposals for power purchase agreements that […]

UMW endorses Manchin, McKinley, Ojeda campaigns

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail The United Mine Workers of America issued a batch of campaign endorsements Friday, backing candidates on both sides of the aisle for federal office. Re-election campaigns for Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., will have the UMW’s support, as will state Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, in his run for […]

Mason County EMS workers want to unionize, officials say

Source: Fox 11 MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — Emergency services workers told the Mason County Commission Thursday most of the county’s ambulance crew wants to unionize. A majority prefer the United Mine Workers of America. United Mine Workers of America officials say it has mined enough support to unionize ambulance workers in Mason County. The commission […]

Coal Country Rebelled Against Trump’s Candidate Last Night. Here’s Why.

Source: A few days before Democratic candidate Conor Lamb eked out a narrow lead over Republican opponent Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s special election for the House, President Trump was on the campaign trail repeating a familiar tune to crowds of his supporters. “By the way folks, some of you who are in the coal world,” Trump […]

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