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Bill addresses pensions, health care for miners, retirees

Source: WHSV November 6, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is co-sponsoring a bill with West Virginia's…

UMWA commends new legislation in Senate to support retired miners and widows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 6, 2019   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

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Special interest attacks on Jim Justice will backfire

[CHARLESTON, W. VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil Roberts issued the following statement today: “The television ad on the air in West Virginia from the Republican Governor’s Association about Jim Justice demonstrates just how tone deaf these out-of-state special interests are. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Jim […]

UMWA statement on ruling in Alpha Natural Resources bankruptcy case

[TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Yesterday’s ruling by Judge Kevin R. Huennekens stripping away our collective bargaining agreement with Alpha Natural Resource and wiping away the company’s obligation for retiree benefits came as no surprise. “We are trying to reach an agreement […]

UMWA applauds DOL’s Black Lung Benefits rule

[TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The final rule issued this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is a tremendous step forward in breaking down many of the barriers miners face as they try to get […]

Secretary-Treasurer Kane talks Politics

  Secretary-Treasurer Kane discusses the consequences of the EPA Clean Power Plan Rule with members prior to one of many UMWA rallies. “The UMWA is battling on many fronts to secure jobs for active miners and retirement security for pensioners and their families.  Many of these problems have political solutions.”   Secretary-Treasurer Kane addresses the […]

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