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Union Plus: Dental Insurance

Source: Union Plus March 31, 2021 Why choose a Union Plus dental plan? Our plans deliver some of the industry’s deepest discounts and provide members with more control over their health care and lifestyle spending. Here are a few reasons why Union Plus members love our savings plans: Nationwide access to providers Discounts available at […]

1,100 west Alabama mine workers announce plan to go on strike

Source: AL.com March 31, 2021   The United Mine Workers of America have issued a strike notice against Warrior Met Coal. The UMWA said in a statement the strike is to begin at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The notice covers more than 1,100 workers at all of the company’s operations, including the No. 4 mine, the […]

UMWA issues strike notice at Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 31, 2021 UMWA issues strike notice at Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) yesterday afternoon issued an unfair labor practice strike notice at Warrior Met Coal, Inc., to begin at 10:30 p.m. CDT on April 1, 2021. The notice covers more than 1,100 workers […]

Honoring America’s Vietnam Veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 29, 2021 Honoring America’s Vietnam Veterans [TRIANGLE, VA.] As the United States marks National Vietnam War Veterans Day, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President and Vietnam veteran Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Although it has been more than 50 years since I came home from Vietnam, […]

2021 National Vietnam War Veteran Day

Today, The United Mine Workers of America International Union recognize National Vietnam War Veterans Day. On March 29, 1973, the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam. “Just let me say, to every Vietnam Veteran out there, thank you for your service and welcome home.” – UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts

Gayle Manchin the perfect choice for Appalachian Regional Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 26, 2021   [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] Commenting the appointment by President Biden of Gayle Manchin to co-chair the Appalachian Regional Commission, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:   “I applaud President Biden for his appointment of Gayle Manchin to be co-chair of […]

Remington Retirees Received Alarming Letter

Source: News Channel 2 March 23, 2021 A letter for the former Remington Arms to Remington retirees had some of them thinking they might be losing their pension. ILION, N.Y. — Some former Remington workers reached out to NEWSChannel 2 after receiving a letter in the mail this past week that had them thinking they […]

Deadline approaching for mining union contract with Warrior Met Coal

Source: AL.com March 18, 2021   The United Mine Workers of America says its negotiations with Warrior Met Coal are continuing as the current collective bargaining agreement expires April 1.   The UMWA represents more than 1,100 workers at Warrior Met’s No. 4 Mine, No. 5 Mine processing plant, No. 7 Mine and the company’s […]

UMWA contract negotiations with Warrior Met ongoing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 18, 2021   [MCALLA, ALA.] The United Mine Workers of America’s (UMWA) negotiations with Warrior Met Coal, Inc., are entering the last two weeks before the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement. The current agreement, which was negotiated as Warrior Met emerged from the bankruptcy proceedings of the former Walter […]

UMWA statement on introduction of SCALE Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 17, 2021   [TRIANGLE, VA.] Commenting on the introduction of the Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions Act (SCALE Act), United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:   “The SCALE Act is a key component of the infrastructure that will be required to […]

Cabin Creek Health taking COVID-19 vaccines to the people

Source: Charleson News-Gazette March 11, 2021   With nearly 9,000 doses administered since December, Cabin Creek Health Systems has applied an old approach to COVID-19 vaccinations: Whenever possible, meet people where they already are. On Thursday, that meant hosting a clinic at the Salvation Army location on Tennessee Avenue, in Charleston. Large vaccination clinics held […]

MSHA COVID-19 guidance a good first step to keep miners safe at work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 10, 2021   [TRIANGLE, VA.] Commenting on the issuance today by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) of COVID-19 guidance for American mine operators to follow, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement:   “The UMWA has been calling for federal […]

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams Urge Passage of $1.9T COVID-19 Relief Package

Source: The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register March 9, 2021   WHEELING — Mayors representing two of West Virginia’s largest cities joined frontline workers in a virtual meeting this past week to urge lawmakers in Washington to get the American Rescue Plan passed. The U.S. Senate narrowly passed the plan Saturday — 50-49, with no Republican support […]

Union Plus: Cozy recipes to curl up with

Source: Union Plus February 22, 2021 Cozy recipes to curl up with What’s your favorite comfort food? Check out our go-to recipes that are made for weeknight cooking, in your fuzzy slippers. Old-School Recipes Creamy Chicken Pot Pie It’s hard to resist this timeless comfort food classic that has tender chicken, creamy gravy, and a […]

Manchin unveils tax credit measure aimed at new or revitalized manufacturing plants

Source: WTOV 9 Fox News March 1, 2021 A tax credit meant to ease the way from job losses in coal mining and manufacturing into making goods for the green economy was unveiled Monday by Senator Joe Manchin (D). Joining Manchin in announcing the American jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act of 2021 was Michigan Senator […]

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