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UMWA sues Mine Safety and Health Administration for unlawfully lifting POV status at Affinity mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 30, 2019 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) yesterday filed a complaint in the United States District Court for Southern District of West Virginia, charging that the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) unlawfully released Pocahontas Coal Company, LLC’s Affinity Mine from MSHA’s Pattern of Violations (POV) […]

UMWA’s Roberts’ Statement on Veterans Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 9, 2018 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:             “As we mark the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day this weekend, it is not enough to merely thank the millions of veterans who surround us in every community for their […]

West Virginia Supreme Court Ruling Rolling Back Black Lung Benefits – A Travesty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE NOVEMBER 4, 2018 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The ruling issued on Friday by the West Virginia Supreme Court that limits the ability of miners who are suffering from Black Lung to file workers compensation claims is a travesty. The […]

Justice passes on opportunity to appoint strong advocate for miners to safety office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 2, 2018    [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:   “I was highly disappointed to learn that Gov. Jim Justice (R), passed up a strongly qualified candidate with decades of experience in protecting miners on the job when he […]

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