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President Roberts’ Joint Select Committee Update

President Roberts’ gives an update on the Joint Select Committee and the United Mine Workers’ continued fight to secure the hard earned pensions our miners deserve.

UMWA sues Mine Safety and Health Administration for unlawfully lifting POV status at Affinity mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 30, 2019 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) yesterday filed a complaint in the United States District Court for Southern District of West Virginia, charging that the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) unlawfully released Pocahontas Coal Company, LLC’s Affinity Mine from MSHA’s Pattern of Violations (POV) […]

Robena Mine memorial service to take place on Dec. 6

Source: Greene County Messenger A memorial service will take place on December 6 to honor the miners who died 56 years ago in an explosion at U.S. Steel Corp’s Robena Mine No. 3. The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) will begin the service at 11 a.m. at the Robena Monument on Route 21 in […]

UMWA Miners Keep Youth Warm Around the Ohio Valley

Source: The Intelligencer – Wheeling Register News Students can stay warmer at the bus stop, sled longer when the snow falls and better enjoy watching Christmas parades, thanks to the Winter Warmup for Kids. Students can stay warmer at the bus stop, sled longer when the snow falls and better enjoy watching Christmas parades, thanks […]

1968 Farmington Disaster – 50th Anniversary Video

The UMWA and victims’ families remember the tragic Farmington #9 disaster and its aftermath.

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 […]

Justice passes on opportunity to appoint strong advocate for miners to safety office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 2, 2018    [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:   “I was highly disappointed to learn that Gov. Jim Justice (R), passed up a strongly qualified candidate with decades of experience in protecting miners on the job when he […]

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