Elizabeth Warren Claims To Be A Protector Of Benefits For Coal Workers, Her Record Shows Otherwise

The Federalist | 10/10/2019 | Tristan Justice
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In her latest proposal on the campaign trail, 2020 White House hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts unveiled her “Climate Justice Plan,” on Wednesday, in which she claims to have been a guardian protector of pension and health benefits for retired coal workers.

“Together, we will ensure that employers and our government honor the promises they made to workers in fossil fuel industries,” Warren writes in the proposal. “I’ve fought for years to protect pensions and health benefits for retired coal workers, and I’ll continue fighting to maintain the solvency of multi-employer pensions plans.”

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Warren’s record however, shows just the opposite with the new presidential frontrunner once working on behalf of LTV Steel to gut benefits for retired coal miners.

In the 1990s, Warren helped write a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for the company attempting to dodge federal laws mandating the company to pay for its retired miners’ health benefits, according to the Boston Globe.

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“Warren also helped write a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for LTV Steel in the 1990s, assisting the former industrial conglomerate in its fight against a congressional requirement that it pay millions of dollars into a fund for its retired coal miners’ health care,”...
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