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2019 Workers Memorial Day

Source: AFL-CIO   NEARLY 50 YEARS AGO, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, promising every worker the right to a safe job. Unions and our allies have fought hard to make that promise a reality- winning protections that have made jobs safer and saved lives. But our work is not done. Each year, […]

AFL-CIO criticizes Green New Deal, calling it ‘not achievable or realistic’

Source: The Washington Post March 13, 2019 The AFL-CIO, the national arm for U.S. labor unions, offered a critical assessment of the Green New Deal, warning that the ambitious plan to combat climate change could adversely affect U.S. workers. In a letter last week to Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), […]

Sen. Warner Meets with Coal Miners

Source: The Coalfield Progress March 8, 2019 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 […]

UMWA Works on Legislation to Benefit Westmoreland Retirees

Source: Kemmerer Gazette March 8, 2019 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 […]

The Fight Is Not Over For Westmoreland Retirees – UMWA

Source: Wyoming Public Media March 5, 2019 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 […]

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