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Looming pension shortfalls to complicate next shutdown fight

Source: The next potential sleeper cause of a government shutdown? Pensions. Congress barely averted a shutdown last year amid…

Miner pensions in jeopardy unless lawmakers act

Source: WTOV9 Pensions for almost 100,000 coal miners and their families are in jeopardy. Now, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is…

Service remembers 37 miners killed in Robena Mine explosion

Source: Observer-Reporter Ray Benninghoff was at work at Fischer Body in West Mifflin 55 years ago when he was pulled…

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UMWA supports letting voters decide about attacks on workers, families in West Virginia

[CHARLESTON, W. VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The wholesale attack on workers, their families and their communities that is playing out in the State Capitol has gone on long enough. It’s time for the out-of-state puppeteers who are driving this assault on West […]

UMWA, Peabody reach agreement to secure 2016 funding for Patriot retirees’ health care

[TRIANGLE, VA] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and Peabody Energy announced today that they have reached an agreement that will provide for a payment by Peabody of up to $75 million over the next 10 months to help provide health care benefits for retirees affected by the Patriot Coal bankruptcy of 2012-13. Peabody […]

125 Years of Struggle and Glory

The United Mine Workers of America: 125 Years of Struggle and Glory is a short documentary style video highlighting the union’s rich and militant history. In less than a century, the UMWA brought coal miners out from the horrible conditions of company towns and unregulated mines to some of the safest and best paid industrial […]

UMWA Intl. President Cecil E. Roberts

Introduction video of UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts for the union’s 55th Constitutional Convention in July 2015.

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