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Miners Urge Congressional Action On Pensions, Black Lung Fund

Source: Ohio Valley Resource Retired coal miners and coal community activists are on Capitol Hill this week urging action on…

Southern West Virginia brings in national labor leaders on Labor Day

Source: Beckley Register-Herald It would seem that a small park along the Big Coal River in Boone County wouldn't serve…

UMWA celebrates 80th annual Labor Day rally

Source: Fox 11 News BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — The 80th annual UMWA Labor Day celebration kicked off Monday in Boone…

Labor Day rally in Mannington emphasizes importance of unions, American workers

Source: Fairmont News MANNINGTON – United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, both attended…

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Members Take to the Hill to lobby for Pensions and Retiree Health Care

On March 16, 2016, more than 40 UMWA members and staff blanketed Capitol Hill to lobby their members of Congress and Senators to support S. 1714, the Miners Protection Act; and H.R. 2403, the Coal Healthcare and Pension Protection Act. For more information and a video about Lobby Day, click below.

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On March 16, 2016, more than 40 UMWA members and staff blanketed Capitol Hill to lobby their members of Congress and Senators to support S. 1714, the Miners Protection Act; and H.R. 2403, the Coal Healthcare and Pension Protection Act. For more information and a video about Lobby Day, click below.

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Standing Up for Our Jobs

The UMWA has led the fight against a series of regulations coming from Washington that threaten jobs in the coal industry and other industries that depend on coal. 7,000 members rallied and marched through the streets of Pittsburgh to protest Environmental Protection Agency rules, then we took our message to the doorstep of the EPA itself in Washington. For more information about the EPA rallies, click below.

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The UMWA has led the fight against a series of regulations coming from Washington that threaten jobs in the coal industry and other industries that depend on coal. 7,000 members rallied and marched through the streets of Pittsburgh to protest Environmental Protection Agency rules, then we took our message to the doorstep of the EPA itself in Washington. For more information about the EPA rallies, click below.

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