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Grassley-Alexander multi-employer pension plan proposal not the answer for retired miners and widows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 29, 2019 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today regarding the proposal by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Ia.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) addressing the multi-employer pension plan crisis: “This proposal provides everything those who advocate against working families have ever wished […]

UMWA commends new legislation in Senate to support retired miners and widows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 6, 2019   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:   “I am greatly appreciative of the legislation filed today in the United States Senate, the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, sponsored by Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Shelley Moore […]

UMWA statement on Murray Energy Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 29, 2019   UMWA statement on Murray Energy Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:   “Today’s filing by Murray Energy for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization comes as no surprise. This day has been coming […]

House Natural Resources Committee advances miners’ pension and retiree health care bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) The House Natural Resources Committee today passed HR 934, the Health Benefits For Miners Act, and HR 935, the Miners Pension Protection Act, by unanimous voice votes. The committee action clears the way for these critical bills to be voted on by the full House of Representatives. […]

Live Stream Available for National Press Club Event with President Roberts

MEDIA ADVISORY September 3, 2019   Mine Workers Pres. Cecil Roberts Address and News Conference National Press Club Wed., Sept. 4, 10 a.m. Eastern Will Discuss Future of Coal, Jobs, Pensions, Climate Change, the Green New Deal and the 2020 Presidential Campaigns   WASHINGTON — On the Wednesday after Labor Day, Sept. 4, at a […]

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