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Mining Unions Call For a New MSHA Silica Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2019   (Pittsburgh) – Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America, and…

Bloomberg attacks Appalachian families, communities once again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 10, 2019   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

UMWA seeks wage increase in reopening collective bargaining agreement with BCOA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 20, 2019   UMWA seeks wage increase in reopening collective bargaining agreement with BCOA   [TRIANGLE,…

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Mining Unions Call For a New MSHA Silica Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2019   (Pittsburgh) – Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America, and Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers International Union, today called for a new standard to protect miners from silica dust. The request came in a letter to David Zatezalo, the head of the Mine […]

UMWA, BCOA reach agreement on wage reopener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 13, 2019 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA) that will result in a $1.00 per hour wage increase over the remaining life of the existing agreement and the restoration of a holiday for […]

UMWA wins mine pre-shift inspection decision in U.S. Circuit Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 12, 2019 [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit yesterday sided with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and the United Steelworkers international union (USW) in a suit the two unions brought to vacate a 2018 Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) […]

Bloomberg attacks Appalachian families, communities once again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 10, 2019   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has demonstrated his contempt for the working families of Appalachia and other coal-dependent communities once again with his $500 million pledge to destroy […]

West Virginia’s Senate leadership’s union busting is an embarrassment to our state

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 4, 2019 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today, after the passage of legislation by the West Virginia Senate that includes language that would prohibit strikes by teachers and school support personnel and subject them to being fired if they […]

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