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The Pittston Strike - April 5, 1989

UMWA member, Harless Mullens, from Local Union 2274, speaks about his first day on strike against the Pittston Coal Company…

One Day Longer - The Pittston Strike 30th Anniversary

ONE DAY LONGER - THE PITTSTON STRIKE​ On April 5, 1989, the United Mine Workers of America was forced to…

Sens. Manchin, Brown, Casey, Kaine Announce Miners Healthcare Deadline

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced today that 1,200 miners…

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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 […]

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.

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