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UMWA's President Roberts to speak in Grundy on 30th anniversary of Pittston strike

Source: Dickson Star April 10, 2019 “Solidarity: The 30th Anniversary of the Pittston Coal Strike” will be the topic of…

The Passing of Brother Maynard Daniel

It is with great sadness to relay to you the passing of former District 17 Secretary-Treasurer Maynard Daniel.  His wife…

Workers Describe Fear of Losing Pensions as Lawmakers Tackle Multi-Employer Plan Problems

Source: Workday Minnesota  April 10, 2019 ILLINOIS For 33 years on Chicago’s South Side, Blue Island resident James Morgan helped…

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UMWA Correction Officers attend Training

Members of seven UMWA correction officers local unions participated in classroom and range training on May 26, in Ridgeway, Pa. The morning session began with opening remarks by President Roberts and Secretary-Treasurer Kane. “Many times we miss the significant roles that Corrections and Police Officers play in our daily lives,” stated President Roberts. “They are […]

Miners Protection Act Stuck in Finance Committee

 Allies Push for a Vote The Miners’ Protection Act (S. 1714), the bill to preserve UMWA retirees’ pensions and health care, has been stuck in the Senate Finance Committee since President Roberts’ March 1, 2016 testimony in favor of the bill. This despite repeated expressions of support from Democrats and Republicans on the committee. Committee […]

UMWA Coal Miners Rally in Lexington for Pension and Health Care

Over 5,000 UMWA members and supporters rallied in Lexington, Ky., on June 14, in support of passing the Miners’ Protection Act, S. 1714. Due to numerous bankruptcies in the coal industry, the lifetime retirement security promised to retired coal miners by President Harry Truman in 1946 is threatened. Join us in Washington, DC to pressure Congress […]

Retired miners to rally in Lexington, KY

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