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UMWA applauds Inflation Reduction Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 28, 2022   UMWA applauds Inflation Reduction Act [TRIANGLE, VA.] Commenting on provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that would provide full and permanent funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and other provisions that will provide much needed help to distressed coalfield communities, United Mine Workers of America […]

Manchin, Capito Announce $2.1 Million to Support Black Lung Clinics in West Virginia

  Washington, DC – Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) announced their support of $2,196,969 for the Black Lung and Coal Miner Clinics Program in West Virginia.  The funding will be available through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and will support health services and treatment programs for those […]

NIOSH Announces Free, Confidential Black Lung Screenings for Coal Miners

SOURCE: CDC DATE: 7/12/2022 WASHINGTON, DC — The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will offer free, confidential black lung screenings to coal miners in August 2022. The screenings provide early detection of black lung disease, a serious but preventable disease in coal miners caused by breathing coal mine dust. Screenings are provided […]


A Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial Evaluating the Efficacy And Safety of Nintedanib Over 52Weeks in Patients With Progressive Fibrosing Coal Mine Dust-Induced Interstitial Lung Disease(PF-CMD-ILD) You may be eligible to participate in a research study to help understand the safety and effectiveness of an FDA approved medication, Nintedanib, in preventing progression of Black Lung. […]

Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2021 Advances

  The Black Lung Benefits Act of 2021 (HR 6102), a bill that would ensure claims for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act, would help miners with black lung disease access relevant workers’ compensation and other benefits, including aid in finding legal representation and obtaining necessary medical evidence. The House Education and Labor Committee […]

Trumka among 17 to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Source: Associated Press Date: July 1, 2022 By: Darlene Superville WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. Biden will also recognize Sandra Lindsay, the […]

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