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The Real Story about Miners, Black Lung and the Life and Death Struggle for Benefits

Recent studies show that the occurrence of Pneumoconiosis, or Black Lung disease, among coal miners across the Nation has skyrocketed…

UMWA Remembers 911

President Roberts reflects on the sacrifices made 17 years ago on September 11 and asks us all to take a…

UMWA delivers 1,700 letters from retirees and widows to congressional pension committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today delivered 1,756 letters written…

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Labor has its Day with November in mind

Source: West Virginia Metro News MARMET, W.Va. — Before the Labor Day parade in Marmet began Monday morning, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., stood beside local union members and United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts for a photo. After the photos were taken, Manchin talked to a handful of people about the importance of […]

Southern West Virginia brings in national labor leaders on Labor Day

Source: Beckley Register-Herald It would seem that a small park along the Big Coal River in Boone County wouldn’t serve as a national Labor Day celebration location, but with the 2018 general election right around the corner, it was just that. Hundreds of members from District 17 of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) […]

UMWA celebrates 80th annual Labor Day rally

Source: Fox 11 News BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — The 80th annual UMWA Labor Day celebration kicked off Monday in Boone County with union workers and politicians out in full force for the event. “Re-elect people who vote for you,” UMWA President, Cecil E. Roberts shouted. The United Mine Workers of America was a political powerhouse […]

Labor Day rally in Mannington emphasizes importance of unions, American workers

Source: Fairmont News MANNINGTON – United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, both attended the Labor Day rally held Sunday at Hough Park in Mannington. The annual event draws hundreds of union members and supporters and also serves as a political rallying point during major election years. Roberts recognized […]

The UMWA Pension Fight – We will not back down!

27 rallies, 11 different cities, 100,000 attendees… and the fight to preserve your pensions continues. The UMWA will NOT back down. We will NOT go away. And we must all be prepared to continue the fight!

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