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Mining Unions Call For a New MSHA Silica Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2019   (Pittsburgh) – Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America, and Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers International Union, today called for a new standard to protect miners from silica dust. The request came in a letter to David Zatezalo, the head of the Mine […]

Black lung resurgence fires up Democrats

Source: E&E News June 18, 2019 A spike in the number of cases of black lung disease has put federal regulators in the crosshairs of the new House Democratic majority. With a hearing titled “Breathless and Betrayed,” the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections appears ready to take the Department of Labor’s Mine […]

UMWA, BCOA reach agreement on wage reopener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 13, 2019 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA) that will result in a $1.00 per hour wage increase over the remaining life of the existing agreement and the restoration of a holiday for […]

United Mine Workers of America employees and supporters celebrate new District 31 building

Source: 12 WBOY AIRMONT W. Va. – United Mine Workers of America employees and supporters came together to celebrate the opening of a new building for UMWA District 31 workers. Renovations to the new Country Club building were completed in early April. The District staff completed the move from the former District office on Gaston Avenue […]

UMWA wins mine pre-shift inspection decision in U.S. Circuit Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 12, 2019 [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit yesterday sided with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and the United Steelworkers international union (USW) in a suit the two unions brought to vacate a 2018 Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) […]

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