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Stolen Pensions | Coal Miners | AFL-CIO Video

In 1946, Congress made a promise to coal miners that we would take care of them after a lifetime of…

Pension Fight - Jay Kolenc

Coal miners earned their pensions. Congress is their last hope. ACT NOW! Call your member of congress at (202) 224-3121.…

Pension Fight - Deborah Lentz

Coal miners earned their pensions. Congress is their last hope. ACT NOW! Call your member of congress at (202) 224-3121.…

Pension Fight - David Hadley

Coal miners earned their pensions. Congress is their last hope. ACT NOW! Call your member of congress at (202) 224-3121.…

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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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