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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 […]

Sen. Manchin discusses the American Miners Act on the Senate floor

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke from the Senate floor urging Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell to bring the American Miners Act to a vote. There’s bipartisan support for this legislation that keeps the promise to our retired coal miners and secures our miners’ pensions.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day 2019

March 29th was marked by Congress in 2017 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts encourages the membership of the UMWA and all Americans to take time to honor the women and men who served their country in the Vietnam War.

Westmoreland Bankruptcy – Everyone is at Risk

The bankruptcy at Westmoreland Coal does not just affect coal miners…   Everyone is at risk.   Call Congress today at 202-224-3121 and tell them to pass HR 934.   American communities depend on it.   #TheyEarnedIt #UMWA

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