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Public Meeting in Morgantown, West Va. on June 29, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites coal mine workers, mine operators, and others to provide their comments…

UMWA mourns loss of miner in Alabama, steps up safety outreach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued…

UMWA mourns loss of miner in Boone County, W. Va. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 15, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued…

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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]  Dozens of retired coal miners and spouses began making the rounds of congressional offices today, the first of several waves of senior citizens who will come from across the American coalfields to Washington to discuss […]

Miners Protection Act reintroduced in both houses of Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 17, 2017 No time to waste to protect health care and pension benefits for retired miners, widows    [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “With today’s introduction of the Miners Protection Act (MPA) by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Sen. Shelley […]

UMWA statement on passing of Bill Usery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 16, 2016 UMWA statement on passing of Bill Usery [TRIANGLE, VA]  UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I was very saddened to learn of the passing of my friend, William J. “Bill” Usery. He had a long and extremely successful career as someone who could bring […]

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 […]

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