United Mine Workers of America gather in Central City to show support against pension crisis

April 13, 2019

CENTRAL CITY, KY (WFIE) – The United Mine Workers of America gathered in Central City on Saturday to show their support against the ongoing pension crisis.

Both retired and current coal miners sat side-by-side as they heard members running for office tell them they wanted to help.

In just a few years, coal miners will lose their pensions. That means there will be no money for them after they retire from jobs they say they spent most of their lives at.

The UMWA plans to go to Capital Hill sometime this summer to lobby and fight to keep their pensions.

Written by: Aria Janel