ONE DAY LONGER – THE PITTSTON STRIKE On April 5, 1989, the United Mine Workers of America was forced to strike by the Pittston Coal Company, which wanted to take away health care of its retirees. This year, we celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the Pittston Strike at the annual Fish Fry in Castlewood, […]
U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced today that 1,200 miners are at risk of losing their healthcare by the end of the year and called for Congress to pass the American Miners Act.
Source: The Hill July 15, 2019 Cecil Roberts, president of UMWA, joins Rising to discuss coal miners’ potential presidential support. Five of the top Democratic candidates have said yes to visiting the mines, however coal Country may be leary about Democrats coming to their facilities.
On July 06, 2019, President Roberts, several UMWA members and veterans attended the annual washing of the Vietnam Wall. Every year, the United Mine Workers honors the men and women who served, died and those who were unaccounted for during the Vietnam War. This is the 8th consecutive year UMWA members and veterans have washed […]
We are so pleased that Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia has introduced the Prioritizing Our Workers Act. Bankruptcy laws in the country put the company over the workers. This Act seeks to revise the priorities section of the bankruptcy code to place unpaid vested benefits in pension plans at the front of the line. […]