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A Million People Could Lose Their Pensions If Congress Doesn’t Act

Source: HuffPost A crisis years in the making is about to hit retired coal miners and truckers first. FAIRMONT, W.V. ― Joe Brown worked for more than 30 years as a roof bolter at the Federal #2 Mine in Marion County. Installing roof supports is one of the most hazardous jobs in coal mining, essential […]

UMWA reopen agreement on Murray Energy wages

Source: WV MetroNews May 20, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The United Mine Workers of America is reopening the collective bargaining agreement with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association in order to negotiate a wage increase with Murray Energy Corp. properties. The UMWA said Monday the agreement has been in effect since August 2016 and contains provisions allowing […]

Who is Union Plus?

Source: Union Plus We Work Hard to Make Life a little Easier for You and Your Family Union Plus is a non-profit and we’re the ONLY consumer benefits organization created and endorsed by the AFL-CIO. Here at Union Plus, our mission is to improve the quality of life for union members and their families, provide […]

May 8, 2019 Press Release from Senator Manchin’s Office

    For Immediate Release:        ICYMI: MANCHIN READS LETTERS FROM WV RETIRED MINERS ABOUT PENSIONS AND HEALTHCARE ON SENATE FLOOR Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) took to the Senate Floor today to read letters from two West Virginians, Richard and Gary. They both rely on their pensions to live in retirement and […]

Senator urges protection of benefits

Source: Fayette Tribune The miners of West Virginia and their families are the heart and soul of the Mountain State. Generations of our patriotic coal miners have spent their lives underground in order to provide our country with energy. They have endured countless years of backbreaking work and they are proud of the role they […]

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