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Westmoreland Bankruptcy - Everyone is at Risk

The bankruptcy at Westmoreland Coal does not just affect coal miners...   Everyone is at risk.   Call Congress today…

A Matter of Life or Death - Westmoreland Bankruptcy

Westmoreland Coal miners worked a lifetime for a secure retirement. Now, because of bad bankruptcy laws, that are stacked against…

President Roberts and Other Labor Leaders Support WV Teachers

President Roberts is proud to have rallied with West Virginia school personnel last week demanding West Virginia legislators table a…

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New Legislation Introduced to Congress for Miner’s Pensions

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives announced today the introduction of the “American Miners Pension (AMP) Act.”  The new legislation would protect the pensions of retired coal miners whose pensions have been placed in jeopardy by an unprecedented wave of bankruptcies by coal producers.

October 3, 2017 Press Conference

The lead sponsors of a new bi-partisan, bi-cameral legislation that will be introduced today to preserve hard-won pensions for more than 117,000 active and retired coal miners are holding a press conference today at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the new bill and the innovative approach it takes to solve the looming insolvency of the miners’ […]

Preserving our Pensions

President Roberts talks about the fight to win retirees health care, and the need to preserve pensions. The International Executive Board called for a Special Convention to ensure the Union has the resources to win the pension battle and successfully bargain contracts for our Members.

President Cecil Roberts testifies at the Senate Finance Committee

On May 4, 2017, Congress voted for a government funding bill preserving health care for 22,600 miners, dependents and widows. They did not, however, pass the pension language. The Miners Pension Protection Act as been introduced in both houses of Congress as S.1105 and H.R.2713. Contact your Senators and Representatives and tell them to support […]

Message from Cecil Roberts

Cecil Roberts speaks about the passing of legislation that saved 22,600 retirees and their dependents from losing their health care benefits and the UMWA’s continued fight for pension benefits.

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