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Miners’ union president Cecil Roberts talks climate change, pensions, and more in D.C.

Source: People’s World September 5, 2019 WASHINGTON—Never let it be said that Cecil Roberts met a written speech he really likes. Instead, the veteran United Mine Workers president produced a detailed, free-form, interesting discourse on climate change, politics, and coal’s future at a talk to a crowd of reporters, UMWA members, and retirees at Washington’s […]

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National Press Club Live Stream with International President Cecil E. Roberts

International President Cecil E. Roberts discussed the future of the coal industry and what effect he believes proposed climate change legislation and initiatives will have on the jobs outlook for coal producing regions. He also discussed energy and coal issues and how they will affect the 2020 election. The UMWA has reached out to the […]

Live Stream Available for National Press Club Event with President Roberts

MEDIA ADVISORY September 3, 2019   Mine Workers Pres. Cecil Roberts Address and News Conference National Press Club Wed., Sept. 4, 10 a.m. Eastern Will Discuss Future of Coal, Jobs, Pensions, Climate Change, the Green New Deal and the 2020 Presidential Campaigns   WASHINGTON — On the Wednesday after Labor Day, Sept. 4, at a […]

UMWA makes trek from Marmet to Racine to remember the Blair Mountain Battle

Source: WOWK September 2, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK)- On Monday UMWA International President Cecil Roberts and 14 others made the trek from Marmet, West Virginia to Racine, West Virginia, all to honor those who came before them. The 11 mile hike is one miners made almost 100 years ago during the March and Battle of […]

UMWA March Commemorates the Battle of Blair Mountain

Source: WV Public Radio September 2, 2019   It’s been nearly a century since thousands of pro-union miners marched into Logan County, West Virginia, to protest abuses by coal operators in what used to be largely anti-union territory. Marchers were met at Blair Mountain in Logan County by an army of men, fighting on behalf […]

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