“US coal miners seek federal Covid-19 protection”

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“US coal miners seek federal Covid-19 protection”

The United Mine Workers (UMW) and the United Steelworkers unions have filed a petition asking the US Circuit Court of Appeals at the district of Columbia “for an expedited order against the US Mine Safety and Health Administration.”

According to Mining Technology, the petition asserts that the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has failed to issue emergency temporary standards for infectious diseases that would be legally binding on all mine operators, putting the lives and health of tens of thousands of miners in “grave danger.”

Originally reported on Mining Technology. Read the full article here.


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UMWA Letter to President Trump – MSHA COVID-19 Safety Standard

Category : Covid-19

On April 17th a letter was sent to President Trump by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin III (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard J. Durbin (D-IL), Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) echoing the UMWA’s call to the Mine Safety and Health Administration to exercise its authority to issue emergency standards to safeguard miners as the nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click the link to read the letter: https://umwa.org/news-media/news/letter-to-president-trump-msha-covid-19-safety-standard/


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NCBLRDC supports UMWA request for a more robust COVID-19 response from MSHA

Attached is a letter from the National Coalition of Black Lung & Respiratory Disease Clinics Inc. (NCBLRDC) to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in support of the UMWA request for a more robust approach in responding to Covid-19. Read the UMWA letter here: https://umwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/032420-CER-Letter-David-Zatezalo-COVID-19.pdf