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Coal Union Urges Manchin to Reconsider Biden Spending Bill

December 23rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

America’s biggest coal mining union is calling on West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to reconsider his opposition to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion social and climate spending bill. United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil Roberts said the legislation includes several provisions that would aid coal workers, including extension of a fee that helps fund benefits for workers suffering from black lung and tax incentives that would encourage manufactures to build facilities in coal fields and to employ out-of-work miners. Manchin, a Democrat from a deep red Republican state, admits that these are challenging times for him…