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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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UMWA to hold contract explanation meetings next week, ratification vote to be Aug. 12

[TRIANGLE, VA.] UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts will lead contract explanation meetings next week at several locations in West Virginia and Ohio to explain a new tentative agreement with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA) to the UMWA membership and their spouses. The schedule and locations of the meetings is as follows: Tuesday, Aug. […]

UMWA members ratify new contracts with Contura, Alpha Natural Resources

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 14, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] Members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) ratified new collective bargaining agreements with Contura Energy, the company that is emerging from the Alpha Natural Resources Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings with operations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia; and with Alpha itself at several operations in […]

UMWA donates $20,000 to West Virginia flood relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 1, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that it is donating $20,000 to help the victims of last week’s devastating floods in West Virginia. The union is sending $15,000 to the American Red Cross West Virginia Region for direct assistance to families, and another $5,000 […]

UMWA applauds pending Senate action to move Miners Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 30, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I am very encouraged by the bi-partisan agreement yesterday by Senate leadership and members to hold a mark-up vote in the Senate Finance Committee on the Miners Protection Act. We have been […]

UMWA membership rejects proposed agreement with the BCOA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 28, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today regarding the vote by the UMWA membership to not ratify a proposed collective bargaining agreement with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association: “This is a democratic union. The membership has had their […]

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