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Manchin, Wyden, Brown, Casey and Warner urge Finance Committee to act of Miners Protection Act before moving Lighthizer nomination

For Immediate Release:         March 8, 2017   MANCHIN, WYDEN, BROWN, CASEY AND WARNER URGE FINANCE COMMITTEE TO ACT ON…

Health care cut-off notices mailed to 22,600 retired coal miners, widows as Congress fails to act to fulfill America’s promise to them

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 1, 2017   [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

UMWA retirees, spouses hit Capitol Hill to lobby for Miners Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 14, 2017 UMWA retirees, spouses hit Capitol Hill to lobby for Miners Protection Act [WASHINGTON, DC] …

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New UMWA International Secretary-Treasurer named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 13, 2016 Bob Scaramozzino named as UMWA interim International Secretary-Treasurer, Levi Allen to become Secretary-Treasurer in July [TRIANGLE, VA]  The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) yesterday voted unanimously to ratify UMWA President Cecil E. Roberts’ nomination of veteran UMWA official Bob Scaramozzino to serve as International Secretary-Treasurer effective January 1, […]

UMWA statement on passage of Continuing Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 09, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “While we are extremely disappointed that we were unable to achieve a full and final fix for our retirees’ health care and pensions at the end of this year’s Congress, our efforts […]

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 […]

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