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Coal Workers Fight for Benefits as Industry Struggles Under Trump

Source: NBC News Coal workers have been among the president's strongest supporters, but their pensions remain at risk as industry…

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,…

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…

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AFL-CIO criticizes Green New Deal, calling it ‘not achievable or realistic

The UMWA is working to protect active miner's jobs as legislation to address climate change is proposed on Capitol Hill.  

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The UMWA is working to protect active miner's jobs as legislation to address climate change is proposed on Capitol Hill.  

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The Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act

As coal companies push to reduce their financial obligations to miners with Black Lung, the UMWA is fighting to restore the companies' contributions to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund and pass legislation that will make it easier for victims or widows of this ALWAYS deadly disease to receive the benefits they deserve.

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As coal companies push to reduce their financial obligations to miners with Black Lung, the UMWA is fighting to restore the companies' contributions to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund and pass legislation that will make it easier for victims or widows of this ALWAYS deadly disease to receive the benefits they deserve.

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