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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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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 […]

Patriot Retirees’ Health Care Benefits to End Dec. 31 Without Congressional Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 07, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today released a letter that was sent by the Patriot Voluntary Employee Beneficial Association (Patriot VEBA) to some 12,500 of its beneficiaries informing them that the Patriot VEBA will run out of money to pay health care benefits on Dec. […]

Senate Finance Committee approves Miners Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 [WASHINGTON, D.C.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I am very pleased that the Senate Finance Committee voted today to approve the Miners Protection Act, Senate Bill 1714. It has been a long fight to gain a congressional committee’s […]

Labor Groups to Host West Virginia Gubernatorial Debate between Major Party Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 29, 2016 Working Families’ Issues to be Focus of Event [CHARLESTON, WV.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and the West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council announced today that they have invited gubernatorial candidates Jim Justice and Bill Cole to participate in a debate in Charleston at the […]

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