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Joint Select Committee Meeting - March 13, 2018

UMWA Members from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia attended the first meeting of the Joint Select Committee on the solvency…

Special Election Results in Trump County Give Democrats Hope

Source: Until very recently, Bob Rogers, a retired coal miner in his seventies, thought his party was dead. Rogers,…

The Real Winner in PA-18 is Solving the Pension Crisis

For Immediate Release March 14, 2018 Blue Collar Swing Voters Are the New (Old) Soccer Moms, Workers and Retirees Anxious…

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UMWA statement on Don Blankenship sentencing

[TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I am gratified that Don Blankenship was found guilty of violating mine safety laws and that he received the maximum sentence available for that crime. However, it is outrageous that the most time in prison he can receive […]

President Roberts Testifying at U.S. Senate Hearing

UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on March 1, 2016. He spoke about the importance of passing the Miners’ Protection Act, S. 1714. Call your Senators and tell them to protect miners’ pension and retirement health care benefits! Click here to view members of Congress speaking in […]

UMWA Members Lobby Their Members of Congress

On March 16, 2016, more than 40 UMWA members and staff blanketed Capitol Hill to lobby their members of Congress and Senators to support S. 1714, the Miners Protection Act; and H.R. 2403, the Coal Healthcare and Pension Protection Act. Joined by President Roberts and Secretary-Treasurer Kane, the members held 31 meetings in congressional offices, […]

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