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Energy Secretary Granholm tours Harrison County mine

  United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm traveled to West Virginia to see firsthand just how productive UMWA coal…

New York Assembly threatens Remington operation

  The New York State Assembly in early June passed legislation that would make it more difficult for firearms manufacturers…

Still No ETS from OSHA or MSHA

After three letters over the course of a year to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the agency has…

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Energy Secretary Granholm tours Harrison County mine

  United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm traveled to West Virginia to see firsthand just how productive UMWA coal miners can be, as she joined President Roberts and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to go underground on June 4, 2021, at American Consolidated Natural Resources’ (ACNR) Harrison County mine, formerly known as the Robinson Run […]

New York Assembly threatens Remington operation

  The New York State Assembly in early June passed legislation that would make it more difficult for firearms manufacturers to operate in the state by making it easier for them to be sued if it can be shown that their products were used illegally. “Like everyone else, the UMWA is concerned about the rising […]

Still No ETS from OSHA or MSHA

After three letters over the course of a year to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the agency has yet to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to address the risks miners face every day from COVID-19. Two Administrations have passed and neither one has felt it necessary to issue workplace protections for workers […]

Warrior Met Coal, We Won’t Back Down

On April 1, 2021 the UMWA International Executive Board announced unanimous support for the unfair labor practice strike against Warrior Met Coal. Negotiations between the UMWA and Warrior Met Coal have been going on since January 2021. After going on an unfair labor practice strike in April 21, 2021, the UMWA held its first of […]

Black Lung Benefits

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), introduced a bill aimed towards helping the families of miners who have passed of black lung disease. The Relief for Survivors of Miners Act would help lift the burden off families who currently must provide proof that black lung was the substantial, contributing cause of death in order to access benefits. […]

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