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Scott, Adams Introduce Bill to Protect Future Benefits, Health Care for Miners with Black Lung Disease

WASHINGTON – Today, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairwoman Alma Adams (NC-12), introduced the Black…

Congress Must Act Now to Pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 21, 2021   Congress Must Act Now to Pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis…

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Why Alabama Coal Miners Are Still on Strike

Source: The Nation. January 7, 2022   Greg Pilkerton has been fighting for better pay and working conditions for 10 months. He explains why he and his union comrades aren’t giving up.   “Happy miners run more coal.”   When coal miner Greg Pilkerton spoke those words to me in his gruff Alabama drawl, it […]

The lesson of January 6: We must always be ready to defend democracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 6, 2022   The lesson of January 6: We must always be ready to defend democracy   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: ​“The terrible images of January 6, 2021 are still seared in the minds of Americans as […]

UMWA statement on Build Back Better legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 20, 2021   UMWA statement on Build Back Better legislation [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The United Mine Workers and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) have a long and friendly relationship. We remain grateful for his hard work to […]

The Achilles’ Heel of Biden’s Climate Plan? Coal Miners.

Source: New York Times December 8, 2021   For years, environmentalists have sought compromises with labor unions in industries reliant on fossil fuels, aware that one of the biggest obstacles to cutting carbon emissions is opposition from the unions’ members. States like Washington, New York, and Illinois have enacted renewable-energy laws that were backed by […]

59th Annual Virtual Robena Memorial Service

December 6, 2021, marks the 59th anniversary of the tragic disaster that claimed the lives of 37 miners. Unfortunately this year, the memorial service was held virtually due the to COVID-19 pandemic. However, the importance of this event will never be forgotten. #NeverForget

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