Policy & Politics

Latest News & Media View All ›

Continued push to secure benefits brings coal miners union back to St. Louis

Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch On Friday and Saturday, hundreds of members of the United Mine Workers of America will…

State AG Shapiro hears pension concerns from retired miners in South Union Twp.

Source: The Herald Standard Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro held a roundtable listening session with local United Mine Workers of…

Miners Pension Act - Necessary measure merits support

Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph The region’s congressional delegation in Washington is backing the American Miners Pension Act,  a necessary measure aimed…

Sign Up for Email Updates

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.

More ›

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.

More ›

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.

More ›

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.

More ›