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UMWA wins another round in battle to preserve CONSOL retiree health care benefits

[TRIANGLE, VA] The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on November 28 dismissed an appeal by CONSOL Energy that sought to…

UMWA statement on Charleston hearings regarding repeal of Clean Power Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 27, 2017 UMWA statement on Charleston hearings regarding repeal of Clean Power Plan [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United…

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…

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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 […]

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 […]

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