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Country’s Most Notorious Coal Baron Running for U.S. Senate

In the wake of the deaths of 54 coal miners, 29 at the Upper Big Branch mine alone, while running…

Williamson Hospital, Your Friends on "the Hill"

UMWA Local Union 9462 Members, Serving the Community Williamson Memorial Hospital was established in Williamson, West Virginia in 1918 to…

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…

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L.U. 105 Members caring for others

Tammy Ramsey and Diedra Mays are two of more than 70 members of UMWA Local Union 105 in District 17 who work at Parkview Nursing Home. The 120-bed facility located in Pikeville, KY provides area patients with both short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care, including end-of-life services. The Union has been the bargaining agent at […]

UMWA Correction Officers attend Training

Members of seven UMWA correction officers local unions participated in classroom and range training on May 26, in Ridgeway, Pa. The morning session began with opening remarks by President Roberts and Secretary-Treasurer Kane. “Many times we miss the significant roles that Corrections and Police Officers play in our daily lives,” stated President Roberts. “They are […]

Miners Protection Act Stuck in Finance Committee

 Allies Push for a Vote The Miners’ Protection Act (S. 1714), the bill to preserve UMWA retirees’ pensions and health care, has been stuck in the Senate Finance Committee since President Roberts’ March 1, 2016 testimony in favor of the bill. This despite repeated expressions of support from Democrats and Republicans on the committee. Committee […]

Secretary-Treasurer Kane talks Politics

  Secretary-Treasurer Kane discusses the consequences of the EPA Clean Power Plan Rule with members prior to one of many UMWA rallies. “The UMWA is battling on many fronts to secure jobs for active miners and retirement security for pensioners and their families.  Many of these problems have political solutions.”   Secretary-Treasurer Kane addresses the […]

Supreme Court puts Clean Power Plan on hold

  The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) on February 9, 2016. “We are pleased that the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of this misguided rule,” stated President Roberts.  “While some may wonder why the Court took this unprecedented action, I would suggest they […]

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