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Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2021 Advances

The Black Lung Benefits Act of 2021 (HR 6102), a bill that would ensure claims for benefits under the Black…

Keeping the Pressure on BlackRock

Since late October 2021, UMWA members have gathered in front of BlackRock headquarters in New York City in an effort…

Mt. San Rafael Hospital Trinidad, Colorado

Local Union 8935   Local Union 8935 was organized in 2000, and with just around 100 members to date, they…

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Miners Protection Act Stuck in Finance Committee

 Allies Push for a Vote The Miners’ Protection Act (S. 1714), the bill to preserve UMWA retirees’ pensions and health care, has been stuck in the Senate Finance Committee since President Roberts’ March 1, 2016 testimony in favor of the bill. This despite repeated expressions of support from Democrats and Republicans on the committee. Committee […]

Secretary-Treasurer Kane talks Politics

  Secretary-Treasurer Kane discusses the consequences of the EPA Clean Power Plan Rule with members prior to one of many UMWA rallies. “The UMWA is battling on many fronts to secure jobs for active miners and retirement security for pensioners and their families.  Many of these problems have political solutions.”   Secretary-Treasurer Kane addresses the […]

Supreme Court puts Clean Power Plan on hold

  The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) on February 9, 2016. “We are pleased that the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of this misguided rule,” stated President Roberts.  “While some may wonder why the Court took this unprecedented action, I would suggest they […]

UMWA on the March in Waynesburg, PA!

President Roberts, along with thousands of UMWA members and supporters, begin the march from the Waynesburg Airport to the Greene County Fairgrounds for the April 1 Solidarity Rally. April 1 has great significance for the United Mine Workers of America. It is a day that represents the Union’s triumph over countless struggles throughout its history. […]

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