Family Updates & Retirements

Congrats to Mike Phillips on his retirement

In Sympathy

Brian Casto for the loss of his father

Retiree Melanie Carpenter, loss of huband

Jeffrey Carpenter, loss of father

Jennifer Wooten loss of her grandfather

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020.

Learn More

When to Notify The Local Office | FYI

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The Local Office Needs The Following Information When

  • Someone Retires
  • Someone Moves And/or Changes Mailing Addresses
  • Someone Marries, Gives Birth Or Adopts A Child
  • Someone Passes Away Or Loses A Family Member

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Cabell Huntington Hospital Workers Ratify Contract

Thursday - January 20, 2022

Cabell Huntington Hospital strike ended December 1st after members voted to approve the new contract.  More than 800 workers walked off the job November 3rd when the SEIU District 1199’s contract expired with the hospital.

In the last proposal the hospital withdrew their concessionary proposals, including cuts in holiday pay as part of the bargaining process.  The workers have gain a 2 percent increase across the board and shift differential was increased.

The Union Members had the community and other Unions standing with them, with Local 2001 attending to walk the picket line on occasion.

WAH Agreement through April 2, 2022

Tuesday - January 18, 2022

CWA & Frontier have agreed to extend the current WAH agreement through 4/2/2022, with no changes.

Any questions or concerns, please reach out the the Local or Brian.

Coal miners want Joe Manchin to reverse opposition to Build Back Better

Wednesday - December 22, 2021

Senator Joe Manchin is facing calls from a powerful group close to his heart to reconsider his opposition to the Build Back Better Act: Coal miners.

A day after the West Virginia Democrat appeared to kill Build Back Better, America's largest coal mining union put out a statement lauding the legislation's provisions and pushing Manchin to take a do-over.
"We are disappointed that the bill will not pass," Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, said in the statement on Monday. "We urge Senator Manchin to revisit his opposition to this legislation and work with his colleagues to pass something that will help keep coal miners working, and have a meaningful impact on our members, their families and their communities."

Special Metals Workers Strike Continues

Tuesday - December 21, 2021

Picket lines remain up and the 2-month-old strike at Special Metals in Huntington, WV continues.  Approximately 450 members of the United Steelworkers Local 40 walked out October 1 after failing to reach an agreement at the factory.

To name a few issues the Union members are fighting for are safety issues, length of time for temporary job assignments, vacation time and health care.

Congratulations!! Kellogg Strike Ends As Union Workers Vote To Accept New Contract

Tuesday - December 21, 2021

Workers who have been on strike at Kellogg Co. for over two months voted to accept a new contract with the cereal giant that would end the work stoppage, their union announced Tuesday.

The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) announced Tuesday that its members across four states voted to accept the latest collective bargaining agreement. Approval of the new contract ends the ongoing strike of some 1,400 Kellogg's workers, which began on Oct. 5.

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