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Union Plus: Hotel Discounts

The Best Hotel Prices – The Easiest Booking Experience   Great Hotels, Easy Booking Whether you’re planning a “staycation” or a once in a lifetime “bucket list” trip, your Union Plus Hotel Discount has you covered.   Hotels You Know — Savings Union Members Deserve Union members save up to 65% on your favorite global hotels, including […]

Retired Coal Miners Take Capitol Hill, Pushing for a Fix to Pension System

Source: 100 Days in Appalachia July 25, 2019 A rush of retired coal miners and advocates were in Washington this week, pushing members of Congress to protect their pensions.. About 40 members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) arrived on Capitol Hill Tuesday to meet with lawmakers and voice their concerns during a […]

We must keep our promise to mine workers

Source: The Hill July 23, 2019 Perhaps the warning light on your dash is nothing major, but what if it is? No one wants to pay for repairs that might not be needed, but we know that ignoring or avoiding the issue is to do so at your peril and sometimes at great cost. Congress […]

‘Our paychecks bounced’: US workers in limbo as coalmines suddenly close

Source: The Guardian July 23, 2019   Blackjewel files for chapter 11 in a move critics say is increasingly used to avoid paying workers what they are owed. On 1 July, Missy Cole was notified by her bank that her husband’s most recent paycheck had bounced, leaving their account more than $1,000 in the red. […]

Sen. Roberts forgets the history of the district he represents

Source: The Register-Herald July 18, 2019 Senator Rollan Roberts calls for civility in teacher unions (”A call for civility in teacher unions,” July 3). I began to question whether I had his district correct in my mind, so I looked it up. Sure enough, Roberts is from Raleigh County and represents Raleigh Wyoming and a part of […]

Union Plus: Concerts and Events

Union Savings That Get You Off the Sidelines and Into the Stands Enjoy exclusive union-member discounts on everything from live bands, professional sports and even Broadway hits.   Here’s a Peek at What You Can Save On: NFL Tickets and VIP Packages Lion King on Broadway Concert Tickets   “It was great to be able […]

Head of miners union calls Green New Deal’s main goal ‘almost impossible

The Source: The Hill July 15, 2019 The president of the United Mine Workers of America characterized the progressive Green New Deal’s goal of transitioning to renewable energy over 10 years as “almost impossible.” The Green New Deal, introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) earlier this year, aims to cut greenhouse emissions in half by shifting […]

Roberts praises former UMWA president during bridge dedication

Source: MetroNews July 12, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man with courage is how United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts described former UMWA President Arnold Miller on Friday. Roberts spoke alongside two of Miller’s children at the UMWA District 17 Office in Charleston during a dedication of a sign that will be placed […]

Miners’ union invites Democratic candidates to court coal workers

Source: NBC News   The union’s invitation to 23 presidential candidates comes as mining job losses continue under President Trump.   WASHINGTON — The United Mine Workers of America, the union representing mineworkers for nearly 130 years, has for the first time invited every Democratic presidential hopeful to tour a coal mine and to discuss […]

Union leaders call for new MSHA silica standard

Source: Safety + Health July 1, 2019 Washington — Alarmed by a recent spike in cases of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, a deadly but preventable condition commonly known as black lung, union presidents Cecil Roberts of the United Mine Workers of America and Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers have sent a letter to Mine Safety and Health Administration leader […]

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