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UMWA urges Congress to pass spending deal as soon as possible

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 1, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The inclusion of permanent funding for the health care of 22,600 retired coal miners, their dependents and widows in the 2017 omnibus appropriations bill is tremendous news. Swift passage of that […]

April 26, 2017 Press Conference

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin III (D-WV), Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Mike Doyle (D-PA), Mike Bost (R-IL) and UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts spoke on Capitol Hill April 26, 2017 to speak with the press about their efforts to pass the Miners Protection Act.

Current status of legislation to protect health care benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 27, 2017 Current status of legislation to protect health care benefits “Congress will pass a temporary, stop-gap funding bill today that will fund the government through May 5, 2017. It includes language that will extend your benefits through that date. We expect that the full government funding bill Congress passes will […]

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