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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,…

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…

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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 […]

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 […]

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