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Manchin, Wyden, Brown, Casey and Warner urge Finance Committee to act of Miners Protection Act before moving Lighthizer nomination

For Immediate Release:         March 8, 2017   MANCHIN, WYDEN, BROWN, CASEY AND WARNER URGE FINANCE COMMITTEE TO ACT ON…

Health care cut-off notices mailed to 22,600 retired coal miners, widows as Congress fails to act to fulfill America’s promise to them

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 1, 2017   [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

UMWA retirees, spouses hit Capitol Hill to lobby for Miners Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 14, 2017 UMWA retirees, spouses hit Capitol Hill to lobby for Miners Protection Act [WASHINGTON, DC] …

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Manchin, Wyden, Brown, Casey and Warner urge Finance Committee to act of Miners Protection Act before moving Lighthizer nomination

For Immediate Release:         March 8, 2017   MANCHIN, WYDEN, BROWN, CASEY AND WARNER URGE FINANCE COMMITTEE TO ACT ON MINERS PROTECTION ACT BEFORE MOVING LIGHTHIZER NOMINATION Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Senate Finance Committee Democrats Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Bob Casey, D-Penn., Mark Warner, D-Va. today called on […]

Health care cut-off notices mailed to 22,600 retired coal miners, widows as Congress fails to act to fulfill America’s promise to them

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 1, 2017   [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Letters advising some 22,600 retired coal miners and widows that their earned health care benefits would be cut off in 60 days were mailed from the UMWA Health and Retirement […]

UMWA retirees, spouses hit Capitol Hill to lobby for Miners Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 14, 2017 UMWA retirees, spouses hit Capitol Hill to lobby for Miners Protection Act [WASHINGTON, DC]  Dozens of retired coal miners and spouses began making the rounds of congressional offices today, the first of several waves of senior citizens who will come from across the American coalfields to Washington to discuss […]

Miners Protection Act reintroduced in both houses of Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 17, 2017 No time to waste to protect health care and pension benefits for retired miners, widows    [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “With today’s introduction of the Miners Protection Act (MPA) by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Sen. Shelley […]

UMWA statement on passing of Bill Usery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 16, 2016 UMWA statement on passing of Bill Usery [TRIANGLE, VA]  UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I was very saddened to learn of the passing of my friend, William J. “Bill” Usery. He had a long and extremely successful career as someone who could bring […]

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