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Number 9 Mine Explosion Honored 49 Years Later

Source: WDTV.COM FARMINGTON, W.Va. (WDTV) - In 1968, the local communities of Farmington and Mannington were rocked by the mine disaster…

Victims of Farmington mine disaster remembered on 49th anniversary

Source: WV MetroNews FARMINGTON, W.Va. — Hundreds gathered to honor the lives and sacrifices of the 78 miners who perished in…

Unanimous Vote at the 2017 International Special Convention

On November 3, 2017, 371 delegates representing 267 locals unanimously voted to pass three resolutions that give the UMWA the…

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UMWA Calls for Passage of West Virginia Road Bond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 5, 2017 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.]. United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “West Virginians have a great opportunity to vastly improve our state’s transportation system while also helping the economy grow for everyone and hopefully provide job opportunities for thousands of workers across […]

Bipartisan Bill Would Prop Up Coal Miners’ Pensions

Source: Ohio Valley ReSource A bipartisan Congressional group from the Ohio Valley and beyond introduced a new bill to save pensions for retired union coal miners throughout the region. The American Miners Pension Act, or AMP, would secure pensions for about 43,000 miners in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia whose retirement benefits have been undermined by the […]

New Legislation Introduced to Congress for Miner’s Pensions

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives announced today the introduction of the “American Miners Pension (AMP) Act.”  The new legislation would protect the pensions of retired coal miners whose pensions have been placed in jeopardy by an unprecedented wave of bankruptcies by coal producers.

“American Miners Pension Act”

For Immediate Release                                                        October 3, 2017  “American Miners Pension Act” Introduced in Congress Today Will Safeguard Pensions for 100,000+ Coal Miners and Their Families WASHINGTON  – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives announced today the introduction of the “American Miners Pension (AMP) Act.”  The new legislation would protect the pensions of retired coal […]

October 3, 2017 Press Conference

The lead sponsors of a new bi-partisan, bi-cameral legislation that will be introduced today to preserve hard-won pensions for more than 117,000 active and retired coal miners are holding a press conference today at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the new bill and the innovative approach it takes to solve the looming insolvency of the miners’ […]

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