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Letter to President Trump – MSHA COVID-19 Safety Standard

April 17, 2020   A letter today was sent to President Trump by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin III (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-Oho), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Mark Warner (D-VA) echoing the UMWA’s call to the Mine Safety and Health Administration to exercise its […]

Manchin seeking clear COVID-19 guidance for black lung clinics

Source: The Register-Herald April 16, 2020   charleston – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has asked the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Eugene Scalia and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to immediately provide clinics and the miners they serve with clear, written guidance regarding how miner’s black lung […]

Additional funding headed to WV for laid-off coal miners

Source: 12WBOY April 14, 2020     CHARLESTON, W.Va. – On Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced $2,429,090 in additional National Dislocated Worker Grant funding will go toward helping laid-off coal miners in West Virginia, according to a news release for U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. Workforce West Virginia, in partnership with the United […]

Union Plus How will Coronavirus Aid Package (“CARES ACT”) Impact Your Family?

Source: Union Plus     The CARES Act is a stimulus package that became law last week. The Act includes measures intended to stimulate the economy and provide financial relief to individuals, as well as small businesses and large corporations. The Act is 883 pages, but here are some quick take-aways of the measures that […]

Union Plus Layoff Assistance

Source: Union Plus   Layoff Assistance Helping Union Members When They’re Laid Off   Job Loss Grant After three (3) months as a cardholder, you may be eligible for a $300 Job Loss Grant Learn more and complete an online application here.   Strike Grant After three (3) months as a cardholder, you may be eligible […]

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