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Union Savings That Get You Off the Sidelines and Into the Stands Enjoy exclusive union-member discounts on everything from live…

Sens. Manchin, Brown, Casey, Kaine Announce Miners Healthcare Deadline

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced today that 1,200 miners…

Head of miners union calls Green New Deal's main goal 'almost impossible

The Source: The Hill July 15, 2019 The president of the United Mine Workers of America characterized the progressive Green New…

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UMWA statement on ruling in Alpha Natural Resources bankruptcy case

[TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Yesterday’s ruling by Judge Kevin R. Huennekens stripping away our collective bargaining agreement with Alpha Natural Resource and wiping away the company’s obligation for retiree benefits came as no surprise. “We are trying to reach an agreement […]

UMWA applauds DOL’s Black Lung Benefits rule

[TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The final rule issued this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is a tremendous step forward in breaking down many of the barriers miners face as they try to get […]

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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