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Message from Cecil Roberts

Cecil Roberts speaks about the passing of legislation that saved 22,600 retirees and their dependents from losing their health care…

U.S. Department of Labor’s new Black Lung Medical Payments Proposed Rule

Does it Reduce Costs or Eliminate Benefits? The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (Agency) in the U.S. Department of Labor…

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UMWA supports letting voters decide about attacks on workers, families in West Virginia

[CHARLESTON, W. VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The wholesale attack on workers, their families and their communities that is playing out in the State Capitol has gone on long enough. It’s time for the out-of-state puppeteers who are driving this assault on West […]

UMWA, Peabody reach agreement to secure 2016 funding for Patriot retirees’ health care

[TRIANGLE, VA] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and Peabody Energy announced today that they have reached an agreement that will provide for a payment by Peabody of up to $75 million over the next 10 months to help provide health care benefits for retirees affected by the Patriot Coal bankruptcy of 2012-13. Peabody […]

125 Years of Struggle and Glory

The United Mine Workers of America: 125 Years of Struggle and Glory is a short documentary style video highlighting the union’s rich and militant history. In less than a century, the UMWA brought coal miners out from the horrible conditions of company towns and unregulated mines to some of the safest and best paid industrial […]

UMWA Intl. President Cecil E. Roberts

Introduction video of UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts for the union’s 55th Constitutional Convention in July 2015.

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