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Black Lung Champion Charles E. Brooks Remembered

Charles E. Brooks may not be a name recognized by many people outside the area around Cedar Grove, WV where…

UMWA Local Union 425 - Helping to Build The Nation

The Members of UMWA Local Union 425 working at Carmeuse Lime and Stone take great pride in their ability to…

U.S. Department of Labor’s new Black Lung Medical Payments Proposed Rule

Does it Reduce Costs or Eliminate Benefits? The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (Agency) in the U.S. Department of Labor…

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Black Lung Champion Charles E. Brooks Remembered

Charles E. Brooks may not be a name recognized by many people outside the area around Cedar Grove, WV where he was born and raised or even among many members of the West Virginia Black Lung Association, but miners across the Nation owe him a debt of gratitude. Charlie or Brooks to his friends began […]

UMWA Local Union 425 – Helping to Build The Nation

The Members of UMWA Local Union 425 working at Carmeuse Lime and Stone take great pride in their ability to mine the natural resources that help build our Nation’s infrastructure. The more than 95 classified employees at the Maysville, KY facility have been members of the UMWA since they first voted to join the Union […]

U.S. Department of Labor’s new Black Lung Medical Payments Proposed Rule

Does it Reduce Costs or Eliminate Benefits? The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (Agency) in the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of Proposed Rulemaking and request for comments on January 4, 2017. The proposal deals specifically with the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA): Medical Benefit Payments from the Black Lung Trust Fund to […]

Members of L.U. 1412- Serving the Community

The Indiana County Recycling Center (Center) is located just off route 119 North in the town of Homer City, PA. Operated by the Indiana County Solid Waste Authority, the Center was created in 1988 to help Indiana County comply with Pennsylvania Act 101, the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988 (Act). […]

UMWA Freedom Fighters – Born of Struggle, Shaping the Future

In April of 1989, after working for over a year without a contract, Members of the United Mine Workers of America in southwest Virginia laid down their tools and struck the Pittston Coal Company. The ensuing ten and a half month strike, which much like today’s struggle, hinged on protecting and preserving the pensions and […]

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