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Live Stream Available for National Press Club Event with President Roberts

MEDIA ADVISORY September 3, 2019   Mine Workers Pres. Cecil Roberts Address and News Conference National Press Club Wed., Sept.…

UMWA invites presidential candidates to go underground, meet miners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 9, 2019 [WASHINGTON, DC] Cecil E. Roberts, International President of the United Mine Workers of America,…

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…

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UMWA Statement on Continuing Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 06, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The inclusion of a mere four months of spending on health care benefits for retired miners and widows is a slap in the face to all 22,000 of them who desperately need […]

UMWA encouraged by Senators’ letter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 22, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I am very encouraged and appreciative of the letter released today [click here for text of the letter] by 22 Senators to Congressional leadership, urging passage of the Miners Protection Act […]

President Roberts thanks Veterans for protecting Americans’ rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 12, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: ”On this Veterans Day, it is important to remember that our basic rights as Americans are not guaranteed because simply someone wrote them down; they are guaranteed because people put on […]

President Roberts’ statement on results of Nov. 8 election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 9, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA]  United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The people have spoken. Millions are happy with the results, millions are not. But they have all had the opportunity to make their voices heard. “Working families in our nation’s coalfields are […]

UMWA appreciates Clinton support for Miners Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 13, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I very much appreciate Secretary Clinton’s statement in favor of preserving promised retirement security for retired miners, their dependents and widows. As we work to finally secure a bi-partisan solution to […]

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