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Why Miners Need the Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act More Than Ever

SOURCE: DATE: 11/18/2022 The Inflation Reduction Act secured a permanent extension of funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust…

Labor Is Demanding an End to Wall Street Stock Buybacks

Source: Jacobin November 20, 2022   Stock buybacks are a major way the rich can hoard their wealth instead of…

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Electric battery maker, coal union announce WVa labor pact

SOURCE: Washington Post DATE: May 24, 2021 BY: John Raby CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The energy startup SPARKZ said Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the nation’s largest coal miners’ union on a labor-management agreement for its planned electric battery factory in West Virginia. The company and the United Mine Workers of America […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 13, 2022 UMWA APPRECIATES SEN. MANCHIN’S WORK ON BLACK LUNG BENEFITS [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “It has been a constant struggle to preserve funding for the benefits that flow from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund to […]

Yearlong strike cost Warrior Met Coal nearly $10 million in first quarter

SOURCE: DATE: May 9, 2022 AUTHOR: William Thornton | Warrior Met Coal reported a net income of $146.2 million in the first quarter, powered by a surge in price and demand for metallurgical coal. At the same time, the company reported almost $10 million in costs associated to the ongoing strike with the […]

Russia conflict shines bright spotlight on need for better decarbonization strategies

Source: The Hill  May 3, 2022 By: Cecil E. Roberts, UMWA International President   Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted Americans to see our energy choices in a stark new light. A secure energy future for America and its allies has always been essential but its specific requirements were easy to ignore. Now, Russia’s actions […]

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