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UMWA endorses Kaine for reelection to U.S. Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2018 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) National Council of the Coal Miners Political Action Committee (COMPAC) announced its endorsement of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine in Virginia’s June 12 primary election. “From his days as Governor, Tim Kaine has always been a good friend of active and […]

Joint Select Committee on Multiemployer Pensions holds another hearing

The Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans held a public hearing on May 17, this time focusing on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and its funding problems. Dr. Thomas Reeder, the outgoing PBGC Director, was the only witness at the hearing. The PBGC was established by Congress in the 1970s […]

Sherrod Brown on protecting pensions: ‘This is not a handout’

Source: The Columbus Dispatch Pension checks are declining, leaving thousands of Ohioans grappling with how to make ends meet as their retirement funds no longer pay the bills. In a room full of retired laborers at the Teamsters Local 413 union hall on Monday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said the special joint Senate and […]

Union Tips for U.S. Trips: Union Monuments

Source: Union Plus   Across the nation, there are great monuments to the labor union legacy, and some may even be closer than you realize. Add these sites to your travel itinerary to put a union twist on your summer plans. Check out this list of union sites around the country!   Memphis Strike of […]

Gazette editorial: Don’t pitch out rules that save workers’ lives

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail In 1970, nearly 14,000 workers in the United States died while on the job. That year, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The number of workers killed in their workplaces has been significantly reduced since the OSH Act became law. But now, worker safety might be headed in the wrong […]

Local Union Training Conference

The 2018 Local Union contract training conference, sponsored by the UMWA’s International Contract Department, will be taught by the faculty of West Virginia University’s Institute of Labor Studies and Research. This year’s participants will be offered three different agendas. For first year participants, steward and grievance training will incorporate labor history, steward roles and responsibilities […]

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