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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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Coal mine to reopen near Mount Carmel, employ 30

Source: The Daily Item MOUNT CARMEL — A coal mine will reopen near Mount Carmel, bringing up to 30 high-paying jobs to the area. Blaschak Coal Corporation, of Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, will receive a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant to “re-engineer, reopen and redevelop a large reserve of Mammoth” anthracite coal in […]

Roberts Elected to Sixth Term Leading UMWA

Source: WV MetroNews TRIANGLE, Va. — The United Mine Workers of America elected International President Cecil Roberts to a sixth term, the union announced Wednesday. “I am extremely humbled by this great honor the membership has bestowed upon me, and I stand ready to continue to live up to the tremendous responsibilities that come with this […]

Roberts Leadership Team Re-elected to New Term at UMWA Helm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 8, 2018 [TRIANGLE, VA.] Cecil E. Roberts has been elected by acclamation to a sixth full term as International President of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) along with his entire slate of returning and new union officers, the UMWA announced today. “I am extremely humbled by this great honor […]

Lawmakers urge pensions panel to prioritize miners

Source: E&E News Coal state lawmakers and their allies urged Congress’ special pensions panel to focus on the workers facing the most immediate deadline for losing benefits: union coal miners. Congressional Coal Caucus Chairman David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and 24 other House members urged leaders of the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension […]

UMWA Secures Jobs for Grande Cache Miners

UMWA Members and residents of Grande Cache, Alberta, Canada are starting to see a light at the end of a long three-year tunnel. The Grande Cache Mine closed its doors two days before Christmas in 2015, throwing hundreds of miners out of work and devastating the community. The mine was recently sold to CTS Global, […]

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