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State AG Shapiro hears pension concerns from retired miners in South Union Twp.

Source: The Herald Standard Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro held a roundtable listening session with local United Mine Workers of America members at UMWA’s District 2 office in the Uniontown area Friday afternoon amid the backdrop of a looming insolvency for their union pension plan. Shapiro heard from numerous retired mine workers urging pension reform […]

Miners Pension Act – Necessary measure merits support

Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph The region’s congressional delegation in Washington is backing the American Miners Pension Act,  a necessary measure aimed at protecting more than 87,000 current beneficiaries and another 20,000 eligible coal miners with vested pension. The 1974 UMWA Pension Plan is currently headed toward insolvency. The AMP Act aims to shore up the 1974 […]

American Miners Pension Act sparks regional divide in Congress

Source: The Washington Times The latest attempt to secure benefits for tens of thousands of retired coal miners pits Appalachia against the West, with battle lines drawn by region and not by party as Congress seeks to solve a looming crisis by pumping federal loans into failing pension plans. Last week, a bipartisan group of […]

Bipartisan Bill Would Prop Up Coal Miners’ Pensions

Source: Ohio Valley ReSource A bipartisan Congressional group from the Ohio Valley and beyond introduced a new bill to save pensions for retired union coal miners throughout the region. The American Miners Pension Act, or AMP, would secure pensions for about 43,000 miners in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia whose retirement benefits have been undermined by the […]

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