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Risking Freedom to “Keep the Promise”

UMWA Membership Always Ready to Meet the Challenge The buses began lining 3rd Street in Washington, D.C., early on the morning of September 8th. For anyone on Capitol Hill who doubted the resolve and commitment of UMWA members to the fight to secure their hard-earned pension and health care benefits, that question was answered early […]

UMWA appreciates Clinton support for Miners Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 13, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I very much appreciate Secretary Clinton’s statement in favor of preserving promised retirement security for retired miners, their dependents and widows. As we work to finally secure a bi-partisan solution to […]

Patriot Retirees’ Health Care Benefits to End Dec. 31 Without Congressional Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 07, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today released a letter that was sent by the Patriot Voluntary Employee Beneficial Association (Patriot VEBA) to some 12,500 of its beneficiaries informing them that the Patriot VEBA will run out of money to pay health care benefits on Dec. […]

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