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UMWA mourns loss of miner in Alabama, steps up safety outreach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued…

UMWA mourns loss of miner in Boone County, W. Va. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 15, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued…

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UMWA mourns loss of miner in Alabama, steps up safety outreach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The entire UMWA family is mourning the loss of our brother miner, Marius Shepherd, 33, a member of UMWA Local Union 2133, who was killed at the Seneca Coal Resources Oak […]

UMWA mourns loss of miner in Boone County, W. Va. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 15, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The entire UMWA family mourns the loss of our Brother, Rodney Osborne, who was killed at the Gateway Eagle mine in Boone County, W. Va., yesterday. Our hearts and prayers are […]

President Cecil Roberts testifies at the Senate Finance Committee

On May 4, 2017, Congress voted for a government funding bill preserving health care for 22,600 miners, dependents and widows. They did not, however, pass the pension language. The Miners Pension Protection Act as been introduced in both houses of Congress as S.1105 and H.R.2713. Contact your Senators and Representatives and tell them to support […]

Black Lung Champion Charles E. Brooks Remembered

Charles E. Brooks may not be a name recognized by many people outside the area around Cedar Grove, WV where he was born and raised or even among many members of the West Virginia Black Lung Association, but miners across the Nation owe him a debt of gratitude. Charlie or Brooks to his friends began […]

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