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Why Miners Need the Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act More Than Ever

SOURCE: DATE: 11/18/2022 The Inflation Reduction Act secured a permanent extension of funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust…

Labor Is Demanding an End to Wall Street Stock Buybacks

Source: Jacobin November 20, 2022   Stock buybacks are a major way the rich can hoard their wealth instead of…

UMWA Urges Action to Pass Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 22, 2022   UMWA Urges Action to Pass Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act   [TRIANGLE,…

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A Letter in Honor of Veterans Day

Written by Local Union 1124 Member David Maragni Edited for use in the UMW Journal   In the late 1960s at Central Junior High School in West Frankfort, my homeroom teacher was Mrs. Juanita Kinney. One morning we were told that Mrs. Kinney would not be there for a while; her son had been killed […]

Ten-Year Anniversary of the Washing of The Wall

July 23, 2022, marked the tenth anniversary of UMWA veterans and West Virginia Vietnam Veterans of America’s participation in the annual washing of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall (The Wall). “We haven’t been able to participate in this annual tradition for the past two years because of the pandemic,” said President Roberts. “The majority of […]

Notice: Medicare Parts A and B Enrollment

  Enrollment for Medicare Parts A and B is mandatory for retirees, surviving spouses, and dependents receiving a health service card. If you or your spouse are eligible to enroll in both Medicare Parts A and B by virtue of age or disability, then you are required to enroll. Failure to enroll will result in […]

UMWA’s Anthracite

The Great Anthracite Coal Strike The Great Anthracite Coal Strike, the first major strike the young UMWA had ever taken on, began on May 12, 1902. At that time almost all coal in the United States that was mined was anthracite coal, ideal for industrial use and heating homes all across the nation. After months […]

Cook Coal Terminal – Local Union 2463

Just off the banks of the Ohio River sits the massive American Electric Power (AEP) Cook Coal Terminal in Metropolis, Illinois. The terminal stretches across a sprawling 1,600 acres and is dubbed “America’s busiest inland terminal.” Operating seven power plants across the nation, AEP serves nearly 5.5 million customers across 11 states. In July, Secretary-Treasurer […]

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