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Source: United Way   United Way, one of the AFL-CIO’s national partners, supports 2-1-1, a free nationwide information and referral line…

APNewsBreak: Federal black lung fund in danger of drying up

Source: AP News COEBURN, Va. (AP) — Former coal miner John Robinson’s bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a…

UMWA mourns passing of Evelyn Roberts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 15, 2019 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] The entire membership of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is…

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UMW January/February Journal – An Interview with President Roberts

“Before we get started with our discussion, I would like to note that December 22, 2018, marked the start of a new term for the Line Officers, members of the International Executive Board (IEB) and District Representatives of the United Mine Workers of America. Many of the members of the IEB were re-elected to a […]

What Happened to West Virginia Values?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 6, 2019 [CHARLESTON, W. VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The despicable, un-American display put up by a Republican Party organization in the State Capitol rotunda is a stark reminder that too many have turned their backs on traditional West […]

Westmoreland Bankruptcy – Everyone is at Risk

The bankruptcy at Westmoreland Coal does not just affect coal miners…   Everyone is at risk.   Call Congress today at 202-224-3121 and tell them to pass HR 934.   American communities depend on it.   #TheyEarnedIt #UMWA

The Fight Is Not Over For Westmoreland Retirees – UMWA

Source: Wyoming Public Media Retirees of the Kemmerer Coal Mine won’t be getting their expected health-care benefits, but the United Mine Workers of America aren’t giving up. Mike Dalpiaz, International Vice President for United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) representing coal mine workers in the Western U.S., said negotiations are underway with the mine’s new […]

Will Congress Fix Pension Crisis Before Coal Miners’ Pensions Disappear?

Source: Value Walk Worried About “The Cost of Inaction,“ Retired Coal Miners with Pensions at Risk Head to Capitol Hill as Education and Labor Committee Holds Hearing on Growing Pension Crisis. WASHINGTON – On Thurs., March 7, a Congressional hearing on “The Cost of Inaction: Why Congress Must Address the Multiemployer Pension Crisis,” will hear testimony […]

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