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UMWA mourns loss of miner at Pinnacle mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 19, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil Roberts issued the…

UMWA statement on filing of Miners Pension Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 11, 2016 UMWA statement on filing of Miners Pension Protection Act [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers…

UMWA hails vote to pass permanent health care funding for 22,600 retirees, widows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 4, 2017 UMWA hails vote to pass permanent health care funding for 22,600 retirees, widows [TRIANGLE,…

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UMWA mourns loss of miner at Pinnacle mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 19, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil Roberts issued the following statement today: “The hearts and prayers of the entire UMWA family are with the family of our brother Luches Rosser, 44, a member of UMWA Local Union 1713, who was killed last night at […]

UMWA statement on filing of Miners Pension Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 11, 2016 UMWA statement on filing of Miners Pension Protection Act [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The introduction today of the Miners Pension Protection Act is the next step needed to completely fulfill the promise of retirement security […]

UMWA hails vote to pass permanent health care funding for 22,600 retirees, widows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 4, 2017 UMWA hails vote to pass permanent health care funding for 22,600 retirees, widows [TRIANGLE, VA] The vote today by the United States Senate to pass the Continuing Resolution funding the government means that 22,600 retired coal miners, their dependents and widows will receive the health care they earned and […]

UMWA urges Congress to pass spending deal as soon as possible

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 1, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The inclusion of permanent funding for the health care of 22,600 retired coal miners, their dependents and widows in the 2017 omnibus appropriations bill is tremendous news. Swift passage of that […]

Current status of legislation to protect health care benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 27, 2017 Current status of legislation to protect health care benefits “Congress will pass a temporary, stop-gap funding bill today that will fund the government through May 5, 2017. It includes language that will extend your benefits through that date. We expect that the full government funding bill Congress passes will […]

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