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Source: United Way   United Way, one of the AFL-CIO’s national partners, supports 2-1-1, a free nationwide information and referral line…

APNewsBreak: Federal black lung fund in danger of drying up

Source: AP News COEBURN, Va. (AP) — Former coal miner John Robinson’s bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a…

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Sen. Warner Meets with Coal Miners

Source: The Coalfield Progress In a meeting with United Mine Workers of America coal miners in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner stressed the need to pass the American Miners Act of 2019, legislation he sponsored that would permanently protect the healthcare and pension benefits for thousands of Virginia’s retired coal miners and […]

UMWA Works on Legislation to Benefit Westmoreland Retirees

Source: Kemmerer Gazette UMWA Local 1307 member Larry Hinton speaks about what’s at stake for retired Kemmerer coal miners. The bankrupt Westmoreland Coal Company may soon be free of all obligations to retired miners at the Kemmerer mine. But the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) has shifted gears in order to protect the pensions […]

The Fight Is Not Over For Westmoreland Retirees – UMWA

Source: Wyoming Public Media Retirees of the Kemmerer Coal Mine won’t be getting their expected health-care benefits, but the United Mine Workers of America aren’t giving up. Mike Dalpiaz, International Vice President for United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) representing coal mine workers in the Western U.S., said negotiations are underway with the mine’s new […]

Will Congress Fix Pension Crisis Before Coal Miners’ Pensions Disappear?

Source: Value Walk Worried About “The Cost of Inaction,“ Retired Coal Miners with Pensions at Risk Head to Capitol Hill as Education and Labor Committee Holds Hearing on Growing Pension Crisis. WASHINGTON – On Thurs., March 7, a Congressional hearing on “The Cost of Inaction: Why Congress Must Address the Multiemployer Pension Crisis,” will hear testimony […]

Labor Unions are Skeptical of the Green New Deal, and They Want Activist to Hear Them Out

Source: The Intercept DECIDING WHETHER TO sign onto the Green New Deal resolution is not an easy call for many members of Congress. They have to contend with the usual opponents: coal, utilities, oil companies, and other big-pocketed interests who like today’s economic order just fine. But even on the left, coalition-building can be complicated. After signing […]

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