United Mine Workers of America


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an industrial union of mine workers in North America

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The Greenback Labor Party, the Knights of Labor, and the United Mine Workers of America, all sanctioned the development of racially segregated constituent bodies.
The United Mine Workers of America represents 105,000 coal industry employees, clean coal technicians, manufacturing workers, health care employees and public service employees.
He worked with front-line coal miners to revitalize safety and health efforts within the United Mine Workers of America and has been appointed to numerous federal advisory committees.
However, his discussion of the emergence and development of unions, primarily the United Mine Workers of America, seems overdrawn, and does not convey the union's concern for safety and health issues.
See Herbert Hill, "Myth-Making as Labor History: Herbert Gutman and the United Mine Workers of America," International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 2 (Winter 1988): 132-200 and Stephen Brier, "In Defense of Gutman: The Union's Case," International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 3 (Spring 1989): 382-395.
92-13, Accounting for Estimated Payments in Connection with the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992, arose in response to the aforementioned legislation that created a "multiemployer benefit plan" called the United Mine workers of America Combined Fund (the combined fund) to provide medical and dental benefits to certain beneficiaries of previously established trusts that have current and projected operating deficits.
Westmoreland Coal Company (NYSE Amex:WLB) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the United Mine Workers of America ("UMWA") to modernize the method by which prescription drugs are provided to retirees of Westmoreland's former Eastern operations, and to retirees of its subsidiary Basin Resources, Inc.
Yablonski, an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the United Mine Workers of America, was shot to death with his wife and daughter in their Clarksville, Pa.
10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Patriot Coal and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) to resolve all issues related to Patriot's bankruptcy.
In the historically strife-torn mining industry, the United Mine Workers of America has recognized that improved labor-management relations, and the increased efficiency that results, can keep threatened mines open.
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) along with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council (IUC), United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and BBC Research are holding this panel discussion to review new findings in a study that they are releasing pertaining to the economy and clean coal technology.
23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today announced that the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) had previously rejected an offer in settlement of all claims with the UMWA, payable over 15 years, which could also have been used to provide 3,100 Patriot Coal retirees with lifetime healthcare benefits comparable to those of Peabody's active corporate employees.
Here are a few other facts that might surprise you about mines: While membership in the United Mine Workers of America has dropped by 50 percent over the past decade, the average underground miner's productivity has doubled (by comparison, total nonagricultural business productivity has increased by about 10 percent).
Mine management met Friday afternoon with local leadership of the United Mine Workers of America to notify them of the production curtailment.
as he stood in solidarity with members of the United Mine Workers of America in their fight to protect the pensions and health care benefits of retirees of the Peabody Energy Corp.
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