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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 Board told of dire conditions of retiree health care and pension plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 20, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The International Executive Board of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), meeting at UMWA headquarters here yesterday, heard reports from Trustees of the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds and the Patriot Voluntary Employee Beneficial Association (VEBA) about the rapidly deteriorating status of the health care and […]

Special interest attacks on Jim Justice will backfire

[CHARLESTON, W. VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil Roberts issued the following statement today: “The television ad on the air in West Virginia from the Republican Governor’s Association about Jim Justice demonstrates just how tone deaf these out-of-state special interests are. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Jim […]

UMWA statement on ruling in Alpha Natural Resources bankruptcy case

[TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Yesterday’s ruling by Judge Kevin R. Huennekens stripping away our collective bargaining agreement with Alpha Natural Resource and wiping away the company’s obligation for retiree benefits came as no surprise. “We are trying to reach an agreement […]

UMWA applauds DOL’s Black Lung Benefits rule

[TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The final rule issued this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is a tremendous step forward in breaking down many of the barriers miners face as they try to get […]

UMWA COMPAC announces West Virginia Primary endorsements

[CHARLESTON, W. Va.] The United Mine Workers of America National and State Coal Miner’s Political Action Committee (COMPAC) Councils today announced endorsements in federal and state races for West Virginia’s May 10 primary election. “These candidates have demonstrated they will fight for UMWA members and their families,” UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said. “Coal […]

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