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1968 Farmington Disaster - 50th Anniversary Video

The UMWA and victims' families remember the tragic Farmington #9 disaster and its aftermath. The 50th Anniversary of the #9…

Westmoreland Paid Millions in Executive Bonuses in Year Before Bankruptcy

Source: The Wall Street Journal Westmoreland Coal Co. paid eight of its current and former executives more than $10.2 million…

Band of Brothers and Sisters

A very special event Thursday at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, took place. In fact, you could call it…

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1968 Farmington Disaster – 50th Anniversary Video

The UMWA and victims’ families remember the tragic Farmington #9 disaster and its aftermath. The 50th Anniversary of the #9 Memorial will be held of November 18th 2018, at the Memorial site outside of Mannington, West Virginia, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Due to the number of people expected to attend, there will be no parking […]

Westmoreland Paid Millions in Executive Bonuses in Year Before Bankruptcy

Source: The Wall Street Journal Westmoreland Coal Co. paid eight of its current and former executives more than $10.2 million in salary, bonuses and severance in the 12 months before the coal-mining company filed for bankruptcy protection in October. Executives at Westmoreland collected additional compensation in the form of benefits and expense reimbursements over the […]

UMWA’s Roberts’ Statement on Veterans Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 9, 2018 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:             “As we mark the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day this weekend, it is not enough to merely thank the millions of veterans who surround us in every community for their […]

Band of Brothers and Sisters

A very special event Thursday at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, took place. In fact, you could call it an international event, a presidential inauguration, a non-political rally, a who’s who of labor leaders, a tribute to women, a civil rights gathering, a rockin’ country music concert, a convention on family values and a […]

West Virginia Supreme Court Ruling Rolling Back Black Lung Benefits – A Travesty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE NOVEMBER 4, 2018 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The ruling issued on Friday by the West Virginia Supreme Court that limits the ability of miners who are suffering from Black Lung to file workers compensation claims is a travesty. The […]

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