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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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Workers Memorial Day APRIL 28, 2022

Decades of struggle by working people and our unions have improved working conditions and made jobs safer, but it has not been enough. This year we are coming together to strengthen our rights and protections to ensure everyone can come home safely at the end of a work shift—and without chronic illnesses from toxic exposures […]


As of April 1, 1,100 Alabama coal mine workers and their families have been on strike for over a year—we can’t forget about them. Source: The Real News April 13, 2022 Written by: Kim Kelly It was supposed to be a terrible day. Thousands of United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) members and supporters were […]

Unions rally for striking Alabama miners

SOURCE: DATE: April 6, 2022 Representatives of labor unions from around the country were expected today at Tannehill State Park for a rally in support of striking coal miners with the United Mine Workers of America. The miners began a strike more than a year ago against Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood. The UMWA […]

Opinion: From Amazon to Warrior Met, unions need government protections

By Sherrod Brown Democrat Sherrod Brown is the senior senator from Ohio.   A year ago, more than a thousand coal miners with the United Mine Workers of America dropped their tools and walked out of the Warrior Met Coal Mine in Brookwood, Ala. Today, their strike continues, making it one of the longest strikes in recent […]

Warrior Met Coal strike reaches one year mark, possibly longest in Alabama history: ‘We didn’t want to do this’

Source: March 31, 2022   “We didn’t want to do this.”   United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil Roberts said the words in thinking back on the last year, one day short of the first anniversary of the union’s strike against Warrior Met Coal.   It is believed to be the longest […]

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