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EPA hears both sides of Clean Power Plan during Charleston hearing

Source: The Exponent Telegram CHARLESTON — From a 23-year-old North Carolina Council of Churches staffer to the CEO of the nation’s largest privately held coal company, officials of the Environmental Protection Agency heard dozens if not hundreds of people speak in opposition to or in favor of the Clean Power Plan on Tuesday. In hearings […]

UMWA’s Roberts urges members to call Congress about pension plan

Source: WV Metro News WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the United Mine Workers Union plan to return to Capitol Hill next week to continue efforts to gain support for the American Miners Pension Act. UMWA International President Cecil Roberts provided union members with an update on the pension issue in a robo call that went […]

Number 9 Mine Explosion Honored 49 Years Later

Source: WDTV.COM FARMINGTON, W.Va. (WDTV) – In 1968, the local communities of Farmington and Mannington were rocked by the mine disaster at the Farmington number 9. An explosion and fire killed 78 miners, 17 of which remain entombed in the rubble of the mine. The nation had its eyes on West Virginia and a year later, […]

Victims of Farmington mine disaster remembered on 49th anniversary

Source: WV MetroNews FARMINGTON, W.Va. — Hundreds gathered to honor the lives and sacrifices of the 78 miners who perished in the 1968 Farmington #9 disaster, despite Sunday’s snow and cold weather. Monday marks 49 years since the mine’s explosion, and while that day was a tragic loss for the community and the families of those […]

Unanimous Vote at the 2017 International Special Convention

On November 3, 2017, 371 delegates representing 267 locals unanimously voted to pass three resolutions that give the UMWA the resources it needs to continue the fight to preserve the pensions more than 100,000 retired miners were promised and have earned. The delegates to the 2017 Special International Convention have set in motion the plan […]

Continued push to secure benefits brings coal miners union back to St. Louis

Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch On Friday and Saturday, hundreds of members of the United Mine Workers of America will return to St. Louis — the hometown of corporate coal and the city where, in 2013, the organization began its ongoing fight for benefits jeopardized by the wave of bankruptcies that have plagued the industry. […]

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