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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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How a Democrat Succeeds in Trump Country

Source: The New York Times When the Democratic candidate Conor Lamb began his race in a special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, he faced headwinds of the type that caused horizontal snow in the nor’easter last week. For starters, Donald Trump had won the district by 20 points in 2016. The district has been […]

Special Election Results in Trump County Give Democrats Hope

Source: Until very recently, Bob Rogers, a retired coal miner in his seventies, thought his party was dead. Rogers, who flew Chinook helicopters in Vietnam before spending 43 years in the mines of western Pennsylvania, is a lifelong Democrat, but for a while now has worried that people like him had been forgotten by […]

Unions Show Their Force In Pennsylvania District Won By Trump

Source: The Huffington Post WAYNESBURG, Pa. ― Over 200 coal miners, family members and local activists crowded into a hall at the Greene County fairgrounds Sunday afternoon in Pennsylvania’s rural southwest corner. The attendees, many of them retirees in their 60s and 70s clad in the United Mine Workers of America’s signature camouflage-patterned regalia, were […]

Our Promise to Miners Must be Kept

Source: The Register Herald Among the many issues in the news, the one that is missing serious attention is passage of the American Miners Pension Act. This act pertains to securing promised benefits to nearly 87,000 coal miner retirees, widows and future retirees in the negotiated United Mine Workers of America 1974 Pension Plan. Passage […]

UMWA president delivers fiery endorsement for Lamb in 18th District race

Source: Observer-Reporter WAYNESBURG – The president of the United Mine Workers of America delivered a fiery endorsement Sunday in Greene County of Conor Lamb in the race for the Pennsylvania U.S. House’s 18th District, saying the Democrat will work to protect Social Security, Medicare and coal miner pensions. Cecil Roberts, speaking like a fire and […]

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