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Breathless and Betrayed Hearing

Breathless and Betrayed Coal miners are suffering an unprecedented spike in the most severe form of black lung disease. On June 19, President Cecil Roberts spoke to the committee about the need for action!

Black lung resurgence fires up Democrats

Source: E&E News June 18, 2019 A spike in the number of cases of black lung disease has put federal regulators in the crosshairs of the new House Democratic majority. With a hearing titled “Breathless and Betrayed,” the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections appears ready to take the Department of Labor’s Mine […]

United Mine Workers of America employees and supporters celebrate new District 31 building

Source: 12 WBOY AIRMONT W. Va. – United Mine Workers of America employees and supporters came together to celebrate the opening of a new building for UMWA District 31 workers. Renovations to the new Country Club building were completed in early April. The District staff completed the move from the former District office on Gaston Avenue […]

Union Plus – Legal Help: Find Free and Discounted Legal Help Today

Get Legal Advice Today — No Sign-up Required Union families get access to these Legal Program benefits automatically — no enrollment forms or fees required. Simply select a participating lawyer and get access to these Legal Program benefits:   Free Initial Consultation Up to 30 minutes with a lawyer (in person or over the phone). […]

Bankruptcy as Bailout – Coal Company Insolvency and the Erosion of Federal Law

Source: Stanford Law Review Almost half of all the coal produced in the United States is mined by companies that have recently gone bankrupt. This Article explains how those bankruptcy proceedings have undermined federal environmental and labor laws. In particular, coal companies have used the Bankruptcy Code to evade congressionally imposed liabilities requiring that they […]

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