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National Press Club Live Stream with International President Cecil E. Roberts

International President Cecil E. Roberts discussed the future of the coal industry and what effect he believes proposed climate change…

The Pittston Strike - April 5, 1989

UMWA member, Harless Mullens, from Local Union 2274, speaks about his first day on strike against the Pittston Coal Company…

One Day Longer - The Pittston Strike 30th Anniversary

ONE DAY LONGER - THE PITTSTON STRIKE​ On April 5, 1989, the United Mine Workers of America was forced to…

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National Press Club Live Stream with International President Cecil E. Roberts

International President Cecil E. Roberts discussed the future of the coal industry and what effect he believes proposed climate change legislation and initiatives will have on the jobs outlook for coal producing regions. He also discussed energy and coal issues and how they will affect the 2020 election. The UMWA has reached out to the […]

The Pittston Strike – April 5, 1989

UMWA member, Harless Mullens, from Local Union 2274, speaks about his first day on strike against the Pittston Coal Company in 1989.

One Day Longer – The Pittston Strike 30th Anniversary

ONE DAY LONGER – THE PITTSTON STRIKE​ On April 5, 1989, the United Mine Workers of America was forced to strike by the Pittston Coal Company, which wanted to take away health care of its retirees. This year, we celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the Pittston Strike at the annual Fish Fry in Castlewood, […]

Sens. Manchin, Brown, Casey, Kaine Announce Miners Healthcare Deadline

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced today that 1,200 miners are at risk of losing their healthcare by the end of the year and called for Congress to pass the American Miners Act.

Miner’s Union to Democrats: How you win us back

Source: The Hill July 15, 2019 Cecil Roberts, president of UMWA, joins Rising to discuss coal miners’ potential presidential support. Five of the top Democratic candidates have said yes to visiting the mines, however coal Country may be leary about Democrats coming to their facilities.

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