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Conor Lamb supports coal miners, coal miners support Conor Lamb

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 26, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

MANCHIN, DURBIN, KAINE, BROWN, CASEY, CAPITO, WARNER INTRODUCE BILL TO PROTECT MINERS FROM COVID-19 EXPOSURE

  Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey…

More unions rescind Hutchison campaign endorsements following right-to-work ruling

Source: West Virginia Record April 27,2020   CHARLESTON – At least four more unions have rescinded their endorsements of Justice John…

UMWA withdraws endorsement of Hutchison for West Virginia Court seat

[CHARLESTON, W.V.] The West Virginia State Council of COMPAC, the United Mine Workers of America’s (UMWA) political arm, yesterday voted…

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AFL-CIO criticizes Green New Deal, calling it ‘not achievable or realistic

The UMWA is working to protect active miner's jobs as legislation to address climate change is proposed on Capitol Hill.  

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The UMWA is working to protect active miner's jobs as legislation to address climate change is proposed on Capitol Hill.  

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The Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act

As coal companies push to reduce their financial obligations to miners with Black Lung, the UMWA is fighting to restore the companies' contributions to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund and pass legislation that will make it easier for victims or widows of this ALWAYS deadly disease to receive the benefits they deserve.

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As coal companies push to reduce their financial obligations to miners with Black Lung, the UMWA is fighting to restore the companies' contributions to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund and pass legislation that will make it easier for victims or widows of this ALWAYS deadly disease to receive the benefits they deserve.

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