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Manchin, Capito push for passing of American Miners Act of 2019

Source: West Virginia Metro News The American Miners Act of 2019 was once again up for discussion this week in…

A Coal Miner Asks: Why Aren't Kentucky Lawmakers Doing More For Us?

Source: Courier Journal My name is Carl Shoupe from Lynch in Harlan County. I married a Benham woman, so I now…

Sen. Duckworth Meets with Retired IL Mine Workers

Source: KFVS12 ILLINOIS (KFVS) - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth met with retired Illinois mine workers on Tuesday, December 11. She…

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…

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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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