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 maintaining the retirement benefits these workers earned in sweat and blood, we appreciate all the help we can get.
“This is not the first time she has been outspoken in her support for retired miners and their families. Indeed, she has been on the record for more than a year in opposition to coal companies using America’s broken bankruptcy laws to shed labor agreements and promised retiree benefits.
“Secretary Clinton’s is obviously an important voice on this issue, and we welcome her consistent and continued support.”