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Workers Describe Fear of Losing Pensions as Lawmakers Tackle Multi-Employer Plan Problems

Source: Workday Minnesota  April 10, 2019 ILLINOIS For 33 years on Chicago’s South Side, Blue Island resident James Morgan helped…

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

Source: The Washington Post March 13, 2019 The AFL-CIO, the national arm for U.S. labor unions, offered a critical assessment…

What Happened to West Virginia Values?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 6, 2019 [CHARLESTON, W. VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

The Fight Is Not Over For Westmoreland Retirees - UMWA

Source: Wyoming Public Media March 5, 2019 Retirees of the Kemmerer Coal Mine won't be getting their expected health-care benefits,…

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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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