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Source: News Channel 2  November 19, 2020     Ilion, N.Y. – Cars lined up in Ilion Thursday morning to have a turkey and some trimmings put into their trunk or backseat to help them have a happier Thanksgiving this year. This turkey giveaway, put on by CNY Labor Council, was specifically for United Mine […]

Lawmakers, Union Urge Mine Safety Regulators to Act on Silica Dust

Source: WKMS Murray State’s NPR Station November 23, 2020   A group of Ohio Valley senators says a watchdog agency’s recent report shows that federal regulators must do more to protect coal miners from silica dust, an especially toxic form of dust created when mining equipment cuts into rock layers near coal seams. In a […]

Union Plus: Holiday Giveback Campaign

Source: Union Plus   This has been a crazy year. These extraordinary times call for some extraordinary giving. Know an extraordinary union member — someone who’s always looking out for everyone else but never for themselves? Well, we’re here to help you give back to those amazing people in a BIG way!     We’re […]

Contura found someone willing to take over its Cumberland coal mine

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette November 12, 2020 Contura Energy Inc. has found someone willing to take over its Greene County Cumberland mine and the reclamation liabilities that go along with it. Tennessee-based Contura has been under pressure from shareholders to accelerate its exit from thermal coal — the kind burned in power plants. It had already […]


Source:  News Channel 2      On Thursday, a powerful voice joined the chorus of Remington Arms workers, rallying to convince the plant’s former owners to give them benefits they say are provided to them in their contract. “Old Remington shouldn’t be allowed to pack up and get out of town. I submit to you […]

UMWA remembers Farmington No. 9 miners with virtual ceremony

Source: WV Metro News   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The United Mine Workers of America usually marks the anniversary of the 1968 Farmington No. 9 mine disaster with a ceremony at the memorial in Mannington. Union members, however, had to recognize the 78 coal miners away from the site because of the coronavirus pandemic. While wreaths were […]

Governor Justice issues several executive orders

Source: WSAZ 3 News Channel  November 13, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – West Virginia Governor Justice has issued several executive orders during a press conference Friday morning. Governor Justice says he’s issuing an indoor face covering requirement. You must wear one at all times in all public indoor places. This does not apply to kids […]

Union leader rallies with former Remington workers in Ilion

Source: Times Telegram November 12, 2020 ILION — The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is fighting — and will continue to fight — for the contractual benefits the Remington Outdoor Company owes Remington Arms workers in Ilion. That was the message UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts delivered Thursday when he spoke to nearly […]

Rep. Cera receives recognition from United Mine Workers

Source: The Times Leader  November 9, 2020     ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Ohio Rep. Jack Cera was honored recently by the United Mine Workers of District 31 at their monthly meeting. Always a friend to coal miners in Eastern Ohio, Cera, D-Bellaire, has acknowledged the significant role coal miners have had in building the nation’s […]

Union Plus: Scholarships

Source: Union Plus   Apply for a Scholarship Just for Union Families Nearly $5 million in scholarships awarded to union families! Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.8 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. More than 3,200 families have benefited from […]

Remington Employees Demand Severance After Layoffs

Source: Spectrum News November 4, 2020   Hundreds of Remington Arms employees went from furloughed to laid off on Monday, and by Wednesday they were protesting to get paid. Their union, United Mine Workers of America, says they haven’t been paid severance and their benefits end this week.     “I get a phone call […]

Town built on guns ponders future after Remington plant sale

Source: AP News November 1, 2020   ILION, N.Y. (AP) — Workers at the sprawling Remington factory in this upstate New York village took pride in a local gunmaking tradition stretching back to the days of flintlock rifles. Now they’re looking ahead with uncertainty. Jacquie Sweeney and her husband were among almost 600 workers fired […]

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