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UMWA Release on EPA withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 10, 2017 The Clean Power Plan was destined to fail. America must take a different path…

UMWA Statement on Supreme Court rejection of Blankenship appeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       OCTOBER 10, 2017 UMWA statement on Supreme Court rejection of Blankenship appeal [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers…

UMWA Calls for Passage of West Virginia Road Bond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 5, 2017 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.]. United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued…

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Blankenship ads a disgusting attempt to rewrite history

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 11, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Like other West Virginians, I am disgusted by the television ads sponsored by convicted criminal Don Blankenship that have been running in our state the last few weeks. These ads are […]

MSHA appointment troubling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 22, 2017 MSHA appointment troubling [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The appointment of Mr. Wayne Palmer as Acting Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health is a matter of great concern to us. At a time when fatalities […]

UMWA mourns miner killed at Reading Anthracite

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2017 UMWA mourns miner killed at Reading Anthracite [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The hearts and prayers are with the family of Brother Andrew Oxenrider, 28, a member of UMWA Local Union 1686, who was killed on […]

A Thank You From Cecil Roberts – Updates on the Current Pension Fight

I want to thank all of those who attended the District Conferences we held in June. At each of the seven conferences, with over 3500 members from 207 local unions in attendance from the United States and Canada, the Executive Board’s Resolution to hold a Special Convention on Nov. 3 and 4 was discussed and […]

Levi Allen sworn in as UMWA International Secretary-Treasurer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 5, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.]  Levi D. Allen was sworn in today as the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International Secretary-Treasurer, replacing Robert J. Scaramozzino. Allen was sworn in by UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts in a ceremony in the Union’s Boardroom. “This is the highest honor I could ever […]

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