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Breathless and Betrayed Coal miners are suffering an unprecedented spike in the most severe form of black lung disease. On June 20, President Cecil Roberts spoke to the committee about the need for action!
Source: E&E News June 18, 2019 A spike in the number of cases of black lung disease has put federal regulators in the crosshairs of the new House Democratic majority. With a hearing titled “Breathless and Betrayed,” the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections appears ready to take the Department of Labor’s Mine […]
Source: 12 WBOY AIRMONT W. Va. – United Mine Workers of America employees and supporters came together to celebrate the opening of a new building for UMWA District 31 workers. Renovations to the new Country Club building were completed in early April. The District staff completed the move from the former District office on Gaston Avenue […]
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Source: Stanford Law Review Almost half of all the coal produced in the United States is mined by companies that have recently gone bankrupt. This Article explains how those bankruptcy proceedings have undermined federal environmental and labor laws. In particular, coal companies have used the Bankruptcy Code to evade congressionally imposed liabilities requiring that they […]
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WASHINGTON — Dave VanSickle spent most of his life underground cutting and loading coal. Some days were grueling, but he got through the worst of them by reminding himself he was working toward a worry-free retirement with a pension guaranteed to sustain him through old age. That financial security is about to be yanked […]