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 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, […]
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.
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.
On July 06, 2019, President Roberts, several UMWA members and veterans attended the annual washing of the Vietnam Wall. Every year, the United Mine Workers honors the men and women who served, died and those who were unaccounted for during the Vietnam War. This is the 8th consecutive year UMWA members and veterans have washed […]