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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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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 on using continuous personal dust monitors (CPDMs) in underground mines. Persons can provide input at an information-gathering meeting on Thursday, June 29 in Morgantown, W. Va. The ongoing study is assessing the effectiveness of monitoring […]

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 the following statement today: “The entire UMWA family is mourning the loss of our brother miner, Marius Shepherd, 33, a member of UMWA Local Union 2133, who was killed at the Seneca Coal Resources Oak […]

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 the following statement today: “The entire UMWA family mourns the loss of our Brother, Rodney Osborne, who was killed at the Gateway Eagle mine in Boone County, W. Va., yesterday. Our hearts and prayers are […]

UMWA mourns loss of miner at Pinnacle mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 19, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil Roberts issued the following statement today: “The hearts and prayers of the entire UMWA family are with the family of our brother Luches Rosser, 44, a member of UMWA Local Union 1713, who was killed last night at […]

UMWA statement on filing of Miners Pension Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 11, 2016 UMWA statement on filing of Miners Pension Protection Act [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The introduction today of the Miners Pension Protection Act is the next step needed to completely fulfill the promise of retirement security […]

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