In two days, thousands of miners and their families will lose their health care. Those families are counting on you to help push Congress to do the right thing and pass the Miners Protection Act.
This legislation would secure retiree and healthcare benefits for miners and their families—benefits that were promised to miners when they put their lives on the line every day in one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Unfortunately, many mining companies declared bankruptcy and got away without paying these benefits. Now, these miners need your help.
A stopgap measure was put in place last year to help these folks, but temporary benefits are running out. We need a permanent fix to help ensure these workers and their families get the health and pension benefits they earned.
The future of thousands of miners and their families are at stake. They are counting on Congress doing their job and getting this done. Let’s help them get this thing passed now.
Executive Director, BlueGreen Alliance