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UMWA's President Roberts to speak in Grundy on 30th anniversary of Pittston strike

Source: Dickson Star April 10, 2019 “Solidarity: The 30th Anniversary of the Pittston Coal Strike” will be the topic of…

The Passing of Brother Maynard Daniel

It is with great sadness to relay to you the passing of former District 17 Secretary-Treasurer Maynard Daniel.  His wife…

Workers Describe Fear of Losing Pensions as Lawmakers Tackle Multi-Employer Plan Problems

Source: Workday Minnesota  April 10, 2019 ILLINOIS For 33 years on Chicago’s South Side, Blue Island resident James Morgan helped…

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Be An International Representative!

The UMWA is accepting applications for International Representatives.   Positions that may become available are determined by the International Office as opportunities present themselves. All positions may require relocation to other Regions or Districts within the United States and Canada and could potentially require relocation to the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Any positions that become […]

Strong year for CCS at Boundary Dam power plant

Source: World Coal SaskPower’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam power plant exceeded its daily capture rate targets for 2018, while also achieving the second lowest operating cost per tonne of CO2 captured since 2014. “The strong performance of the CCS facility in 2018 is encouraging and demonstrates that clean coal can […]

United Mine Workers rally for benefit security after Mission Coal files for bankruptcy

Source: CBS 42 BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  (WIAT) — Miners with the United Mine Workers were out rallying this morning at Kelly Ingram Park in response to Mission Coal’s recent bankruptcy filings. Two years ago, Mission Coal bought the mine but now that the company is going bankrupt. Miners say the are in danger of losing important […]

Manchin, Capito push for passing of American Miners Act of 2019

Source: West Virginia Metro News The American Miners Act of 2019 was once again up for discussion this week in the U.S. Senate. The bill, Senate Bill 27 sponsored by Senator Joe Manchin D-W.Va., would amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to transfer certain funds to the 1974 United Mine Workers […]

UMWA files emergency motion: Westmoreland prematurely announced modifications to benefits

President Roberts said, regarding the article below: “Bankruptcy Courts have allowed the coal industry to forgo $4 billion in withdrawal liability from the 1974 Plan in the past four years. Now, Westmoreland presumes that they do not have to wait for a Court decision to unilaterally cancel its obligations to its long-term employees. This is […]

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