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UMWA TV spots supporting Manchin start in West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 18, 2018   Digital effort for Manchin and Ojeda also launched [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] Television spots sponsored…

Release of Affinity mine from POV oversight a dangerous step in the wrong direction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 1, 2018 [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued…

UMWA statement on the sale of the Shoal Creek mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 [MCCALLA, AL] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued…

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UMWA donates $20,000 to West Virginia flood relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 1, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that it is donating $20,000 to help the victims of last week’s devastating floods in West Virginia. The union is sending $15,000 to the American Red Cross West Virginia Region for direct assistance to families, and another $5,000 […]

UMWA applauds pending Senate action to move Miners Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 30, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I am very encouraged by the bi-partisan agreement yesterday by Senate leadership and members to hold a mark-up vote in the Senate Finance Committee on the Miners Protection Act. We have been […]

UMWA membership rejects proposed agreement with the BCOA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 28, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today regarding the vote by the UMWA membership to not ratify a proposed collective bargaining agreement with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association: “This is a democratic union. The membership has had their […]

UMWA Board told of dire conditions of retiree health care and pension plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 20, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The International Executive Board of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), meeting at UMWA headquarters here yesterday, heard reports from Trustees of the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds and the Patriot Voluntary Employee Beneficial Association (VEBA) about the rapidly deteriorating status of the health care and […]

Special interest attacks on Jim Justice will backfire

[CHARLESTON, W. VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil Roberts issued the following statement today: “The television ad on the air in West Virginia from the Republican Governor’s Association about Jim Justice demonstrates just how tone deaf these out-of-state special interests are. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Jim […]

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