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Navajo police officer dies of COVID-19, department says

Source: Fox10 HINLE, Ariz. – The Navajo Police Department says a 29-year-veteran of the department has died from the coronavirus. The department says Officer Michael Lee of the Chinle Police District died early Friday morning. “It is with great sorrow that the Navajo Police Department announces the passing of Officer Michael Lee. We are devastated and heartbroken.” Chief Phillip Francisco […]

Union Plus – AT&T DISCOUNTS Limited Time Offer. Learn how to switch and get a $100 credit per line.

Switch to AT&T and get a $100 credit per line when you buy a new smartphone on a qualifying installment plan.     $100 Bill Credit: Offer ends 6/30/2020.   Limited to current Union Plus members who provide valid membership card or verify membership online & subscribe to service under an individual account for which […]

UMWA, Steelworkers unions seek federal court order for MSHA to issue COVID-19 protection standards

Source: The Dominion Post June 16, 2020 MORGANTOWN — The United Mine Workers of America and the United Steelworkers are jointly seeking a federal court order to require the Mine Safety and Health Administration to issue emergency temporary standards to protect underground miners from COVID-19. “We have been asking MSHA to step up and do […]

Labor unions sue Trump admin for COVID-19 protections

Source: E&E News June 16, 2020   Two prominent labor unions sued the Trump administration today to force mine safety officials to take steps to protect workers from contracting COVID-19. The disease caused by the new coronavirus poses “grave danger” to miners who work in close proximity, the petition says. It was filed by the United Mine […]

UMWA raising $1 million for WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital

Source: WVU Today June 11, 2020   A grassroots effort to honor United Mine Workers of America President Cecil E. Roberts aims to raise $1 million for the new WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital. Roberts is a native of West Virginia and sixth-generation coal miner. As UMWA’s president for nearly 25 years, he has championed the rights of […]

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