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Head of miners union calls Green New Deal’s main goal ‘almost impossible

The Source: The Hill July 15, 2019 The president of the United Mine Workers of America characterized the progressive Green New Deal’s goal of transitioning to renewable energy over 10 years as “almost impossible.” The Green New Deal, introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) earlier this year, aims to cut greenhouse emissions in half by shifting […]

Roberts praises former UMWA president during bridge dedication

Source: MetroNews July 12, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man with courage is how United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts described former UMWA President Arnold Miller on Friday. Roberts spoke alongside two of Miller’s children at the UMWA District 17 Office in Charleston during a dedication of a sign that will be placed […]

Miners’ union invites Democratic candidates to court coal workers

Source: NBC News   The union’s invitation to 23 presidential candidates comes as mining job losses continue under President Trump.   WASHINGTON — The United Mine Workers of America, the union representing mineworkers for nearly 130 years, has for the first time invited every Democratic presidential hopeful to tour a coal mine and to discuss […]

Union leaders call for new MSHA silica standard

Source: Safety + Health July 1, 2019 Washington — Alarmed by a recent spike in cases of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, a deadly but preventable condition commonly known as black lung, union presidents Cecil Roberts of the United Mine Workers of America and Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers have sent a letter to Mine Safety and Health Administration leader […]

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