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Bankrupt Westmoreland Coal granted permission to sever worker agreements

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A federal bankruptcy judge ruled that Westmoreland Coal Company can back out of its collective bargaining agreements with current workers and retirees as soon as Feb. 28, putting pensions and health benefits for thousands of people at risk.

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Battling for Black Lung Benefits

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The deadly disease is on the rise, but funding for healthcare will be halved unless Congress acts this year.

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Advancing Quality of Life for Patients with Black Lung

Rural pulmonary rehabilitation helps patients struggling with black lung disease improve their well-being.

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