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UMWA urges action to save health care and pensions of retired miners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 18, 2019 UMWA urges action to save health care and pensions of retired miners [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I want to thank U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) […]

Union Plus: Concerts and Events

Union Savings That Get You Off the Sidelines and Into the Stands Enjoy exclusive union-member discounts on everything from live bands, professional sports and even Broadway hits.   Here’s a Peek at What You Can Save On: NFL Tickets and VIP Packages Lion King on Broadway Concert Tickets   “It was great to be able […]

Sens. Manchin, Brown, Casey, Kaine Announce Miners Healthcare Deadline

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced today that 1,200 miners are at risk of losing their healthcare by the end of the year and called for Congress to pass the American Miners Act.

Head of miners union calls Green New Deal’s main goal ‘almost impossible

The Source: The Hill July 15, 2019 The president of the United Mine Workers of America characterized the progressive Green New Deal’s goal of transitioning to renewable energy over 10 years as “almost impossible.” The Green New Deal, introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) earlier this year, aims to cut greenhouse emissions in half by shifting […]

Miner’s Union to Democrats: How you win us back

Source: The Hill July 15, 2019 Cecil Roberts, president of UMWA, joins Rising to discuss coal miners’ potential presidential support. Five of the top Democratic candidates have said yes to visiting the mines, however coal Country may be leary about Democrats coming to their facilities.

Roberts praises former UMWA president during bridge dedication

Source: MetroNews July 12, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man with courage is how United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts described former UMWA President Arnold Miller on Friday. Roberts spoke alongside two of Miller’s children at the UMWA District 17 Office in Charleston during a dedication of a sign that will be placed […]

UMWA invites presidential candidates to go underground, meet miners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 9, 2019 [WASHINGTON, DC] Cecil E. Roberts, International President of the United Mine Workers of America, yesterday sent letters to all the candidates for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, inviting them to come to a union coal mine and go underground. “Coal miners are very concerned about […]

2019 UMWA Washing of the Vietnam Wall

On July 06, 2019, President Roberts, several UMWA members and veterans attended the annual washing of the Vietnam Wall. Every year, the United Mine Workers honors the men and women who served, died and those who were unaccounted for during the Vietnam War. This is the 8th consecutive year UMWA members and veterans have washed […]

Miners’ union invites Democratic candidates to court coal workers

Source: NBC News   The union’s invitation to 23 presidential candidates comes as mining job losses continue under President Trump.   WASHINGTON — The United Mine Workers of America, the union representing mineworkers for nearly 130 years, has for the first time invited every Democratic presidential hopeful to tour a coal mine and to discuss […]

Union leaders call for new MSHA silica standard

Source: Safety + Health July 1, 2019 Washington — Alarmed by a recent spike in cases of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, a deadly but preventable condition commonly known as black lung, union presidents Cecil Roberts of the United Mine Workers of America and Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers have sent a letter to Mine Safety and Health Administration leader […]

Senator Joe Manchin speaks about the Prioritizing Our Workers Act

We are so pleased that Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia has introduced the Prioritizing Our Workers Act. Bankruptcy laws in the country put the company over the workers. This Act seeks to revise the priorities section of the bankruptcy code to place unpaid vested benefits in pension plans at the front of the line. […]

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