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UMWA endorses Salango, Petsonk in West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 4, 2020 [CHARLESTON, W.V.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) West Virginia Council of the…

Cecil Roberts: Bankruptcy vultures scavenge from coal communities (Opinion)

Source: WV Gazette-Mail July 28, 2020   It was startling to read a recent report that more than $274 million…

UMWA applauds Senator Duckworth’s Marshall Plan for Coal Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 23, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) offered strong support for…

UMWA, Steelworkers unions seek federal court order for MSHA to issue COVID-19 protection standards

Source: The Dominion Post June 16, 2020 MORGANTOWN — The United Mine Workers of America and the United Steelworkers are…

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Manchin, Durbin, Kaine, Brown, Casey, Captio, Warner Introduce Bill to Protect Miners

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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