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Union Pay Raises Irk Tomassetti - Some increases exceed 3 percent limit; minimum wage set at $10 per hour

Source: Altoona Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — A new contract for a group of unionized Blair County employees allocates some raises beyond…

Sen. Duckworth Meets with Retired IL Mine Workers

Source: KFVS12 ILLINOIS (KFVS) - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth met with retired Illinois mine workers on Tuesday, December 11. She…

Mission Coal agreement sets $145M floor for met coal bankruptcy auction

Source: Market Intelligence  Mission Coal Co. LLC is seeking approval to enter into a stalking horse purchase agreement featuring a $145…

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Labor Federation Backs Legislation to Honor Obligations to America’s Miners

Bipartisan Fix for Pension and Health Funds Covering 120,000 Workers and Families Will Avoid Costly Bailout by Taxpayer-Backed U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. and Bring Badly Needed Economic Assistance to Hard-Hit Mining Communities SAN DIEGO – The Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor federation, at its winter meeting gave strong backing today to […]

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 […]

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