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UMWA endorses Brown for Senate, five U.S. Representatives in Ohio primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 13, 2018 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) National Council of the Coal…

The UMWA Marks  National Vietnam War Veterans Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 29, 2018 The UMWA Marks  National Vietnam War Veterans Day [TRIANGLE, VA] UMWA International President Cecil…

UMWA COMPAC Announces Endorsements for West Virginia Primary Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  MARCH 28, 2018 UMWA COMPAC Announces Endorsements for West Virginia Primary Election [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] The United Mine…

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Joint pension committee now must act to preserve pensions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 28, 2018 Joint pension committee now must act to preserve pensions [TRIANGLE, VA]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Now that the members of the Joint Select Committee on Multi-Employer Pensions have been named, it’s time for them to get to […]

UMWA statement regarding Congress’ failure to solve pension crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 7, 2018 UMWA statement regarding Congress’ failure to solve pension crisis [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I had hoped that Congressional leadership could come together and take immediate action to put an end to the pension crisis confronting […]

Time is now for Congress to avert pension disaster

[TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “As Congress works to develop legislation to fully fund the government for the rest of the year, it is critical that a solution to the looming multi-employer pension crisis be included in that bill. There are several pension […]

UMWA wins another round in battle to preserve CONSOL retiree health care benefits

[TRIANGLE, VA] The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on November 28 dismissed an appeal by CONSOL Energy that sought to overturn a federal judge’s decision requiring CONSOL to continue paying for health care benefits to some 3,400 retired miners – members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) – their dependents and widows. Judge […]

UMWA statement on Charleston hearings regarding repeal of Clean Power Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 27, 2017 UMWA statement on Charleston hearings regarding repeal of Clean Power Plan [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:             “The UMWA applauds the action by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin the process of withdrawing the Clean Power Plan […]

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