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UMWA President Cecil E. Roberts during the 1989 Pittston Strike

Local Union 1569 member, Lee Potter, talks about the impact then Vice President Cecil E. Roberts made during the 1989 Pittston Strike.

35th Wilberg Disaster Memorial

This year marks the 35th year since the tragic Wilberg Mine Disaster. A remembrance tribute was held on October 22, 2019 at the monument site where International Secretary Treasurer Levi Allen, International Vice President Mike R. Dalpiaz  and Labor Commissioner for the State of Utah, Jaycen Maughn spoke to those in attendance. There was also […]

UMWA Murray Bankruptcy Meeting in Morgantown, West Virginia

On November 6, 2019 UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts held a meeting for active members and retirees from Murray Energy in Morgantown, West Virginia to discuss the most recent bankruptcy filing.   The UMWA held two additional meetings about this topic on November 13, 2019 at the Waterfront Marriot in Morgantown, West Virginia and […]

Message from President Roberts on Murray Energy’s bankruptcy

Murray Energy filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 29, 2019. UMWA members have unfortunately had all too much practice dealing with bankruptcies in the coal industry the past several years, yet we will never stop fighting to get the best possible result through this process. This fight is about justice for our […]

Message from President Roberts with an update on our Pension Legislation

President Roberts gives an update on the current pension legislation that will secure the hard-earned pensions our nation’s miners deserve. Call Congress TODAY and let them know they need to ACT NOW to preserve miner’s pensions. Pass the Miners Pension Protection Act! Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121

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