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2019 UMWA Washing of the Vietnam Wall

On July 06, 2019, President Roberts, several UMWA members and veterans attended the annual washing of the Vietnam Wall. Every year, the United Mine Workers honors the men and women who served, died and those who were unaccounted for during the Vietnam War. This is the 8th consecutive year UMWA members and veterans have washed […]

Senator Joe Manchin speaks about the Prioritizing Our Workers Act

We are so pleased that Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia has introduced the Prioritizing Our Workers Act. Bankruptcy laws in the country put the company over the workers. This Act seeks to revise the priorities section of the bankruptcy code to place unpaid vested benefits in pension plans at the front of the line. […]

Power Struggle: Kemmerer’s Coal Dilemma

Source: KTWO-TV The United Mine Workers of America is actively working to pass legislation that will secure the pension and health care of the Kemmerer retirees. HR 934 was introduced on January 31, 2019. For more information visit our Current Legislation page.

Sen. Manchin introduces the Prioritizing Our Workers Act

For Immediate Release:        May 15, 2019   MANCHIN INTRODUCES BILL TO CHANGE BANKRUPTCY CODE TO PROTECT WORKERS’ PENSIONS   Washington, D.C. – U.S Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Prioritizing Our Workers Act, legislation that would make changes to the current bankruptcy code, requiring companies going through bankruptcy proceedings to pay unpaid vested benefits, like […]

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