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United Mine Workers rally for benefit security after Mission Coal files for bankruptcy

Source: CBS 42 BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  (WIAT) -- Miners with the United Mine Workers were out rallying this morning at Kelly…

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…

UMWA files emergency motion: Westmoreland prematurely announced modifications to benefits

President Roberts said, regarding the article below: “Bankruptcy Courts have allowed the coal industry to forgo $4 billion in withdrawal…

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United Mine Workers rally for benefit security after Mission Coal files for bankruptcy

Source: CBS 42 BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  (WIAT) — Miners with the United Mine Workers were out rallying this morning at Kelly Ingram Park in response to Mission Coal’s recent bankruptcy filings. Two years ago, Mission Coal bought the mine but now that the company is going bankrupt. Miners say the are in danger of losing important […]

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 the U.S. Senate. The bill, Senate Bill 27 sponsored by Senator Joe Manchin D-W.Va., would amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to transfer certain funds to the 1974 United Mine Workers […]

UMWA files emergency motion: Westmoreland prematurely announced modifications to benefits

President Roberts said, regarding the article below: “Bankruptcy Courts have allowed the coal industry to forgo $4 billion in withdrawal liability from the 1974 Plan in the past four years. Now, Westmoreland presumes that they do not have to wait for a Court decision to unilaterally cancel its obligations to its long-term employees. This is […]

CBS live-streaming news network to unionize

Source: The Hill CBSN, the digital arm of CBS News, has become the first major live-streaming news network to unionize, according to an announcement by the Writers Guild of America, East. “The WGAE recognizes that the news business has become increasingly platform-agnostic,” WGAW Executive Director Lowell Peterson said in an announcement Wednesday. “People watch and read news on […]

Securing Retired Miners’ Pensions

Source: The Intelligencer – Wheeling News Register Tens of thousands of retired coal miners and their families face financial roof collapses if Congress does not act to prevent them. When the United Mine Workers of America 1974 Pension Plan was established, no one foresaw a time when it could become insolvent. But — in part […]

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