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UMWA endorses Salango, Petsonk in West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 4, 2020 [CHARLESTON, W.V.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) West Virginia Council of the…

The Passing of Jimmy Earl Thomas, Local Union 1928 President

The UMWA mourns Brother Jimmy Thomas, the President of UMWA Local Union 1928, who passed away from COVID-19 this morning.…

Cecil Roberts: Bankruptcy vultures scavenge from coal communities (Opinion)

Source: WV Gazette-Mail July 28, 2020   It was startling to read a recent report that more than $274 million…

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UMWA endorses Salango, Petsonk in West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 4, 2020 [CHARLESTON, W.V.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) West Virginia Council of the Coal Miners Political Action Committee (COMPAC) yesterday voted to endorse Ben Salango for Governor and Sam Petsonk for Attorney General in the November general election.             “Ben Salango is the clear choice for working families, […]

The Passing of Jimmy Earl Thomas, Local Union 1928 President

The UMWA mourns Brother Jimmy Thomas, the President of UMWA Local Union 1928, who passed away from COVID-19 this morning. Jimmy marched, rallied and lobbied for 10 years to save UMWA retirees’ pensions and health care. If you have a pension and retiree health care today, Jimmy is a major reason why. We will be […]

Cecil Roberts: Bankruptcy vultures scavenge from coal communities (Opinion)

Source: WV Gazette-Mail July 28, 2020   It was startling to read a recent report that more than $274 million has been paid to lawyers and financial advisers in just 20 of the coal industry’s 56 bankruptcies since 2012. Two hundred, seventy-four million! While that is just a blip on the balance sheets of these […]

Union Plus: How It Works

Your Benefits—For Union Members by Union Members   We Work Hard to Make Life a little Easier for You and Your Family   Union Plus is a non-profit and we’re the ONLY consumer benefits organization created and endorsed by the AFL-CIO. Here at Union Plus, our mission is to improve the quality of life for […]

Fayette County Prison shuts down visitation after correctional officers, inmates test positive for COVID-19

Source: Pittsburgh Action News 4 July 24, 2020   Click here to view the broadcast.   UNIONTOWN, Pa. — No visitation or public admittance will be allowed at the Fayette County Prison for at least two weeks — a move prompted by recent positive COVID-19 tests among inmates and correctional officers, the district attorney said […]

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