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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…

UMWA, USW sue MSHA to force action to protect miners from COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 16, 2020   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United Mine Workers of America International Union (UMWA) and the…

DNC council’s climate change plan overlooks energy workers and communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 4, 2020   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued…

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…

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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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