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National Vietnam War Veterans Day 2019

March 29th was marked by Congress in 2017 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts…

Westmoreland Bankruptcy - Everyone is at Risk

The bankruptcy at Westmoreland Coal does not just affect coal miners...   Everyone is at risk.   Call Congress today…

A Matter of Life or Death - Westmoreland Bankruptcy

Westmoreland Coal miners worked a lifetime for a secure retirement. Now, because of bad bankruptcy laws, that are stacked against…

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U.S. Senators Speaking in Support of the Miners’ Protection Act

U.S. Senators speaking out on the Senate floor about the Miners’ Protection Act, S. 1714. Thank you for your support Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), and Sen. Paul Wyden (D-OR)! Contact your Senator and tell them to support the bill! Click here to view […]

President Roberts Testifying at U.S. Senate Hearing

UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on March 1, 2016. He spoke about the importance of passing the Miners’ Protection Act, S. 1714. Call your Senators and tell them to protect miners’ pension and retirement health care benefits! Click here to view members of Congress speaking in […]

UMWA Members Lobby Their Members of Congress

On March 16, 2016, more than 40 UMWA members and staff blanketed Capitol Hill to lobby their members of Congress and Senators to support S. 1714, the Miners Protection Act; and H.R. 2403, the Coal Healthcare and Pension Protection Act. Joined by President Roberts and Secretary-Treasurer Kane, the members held 31 meetings in congressional offices, […]

125 Years of Struggle and Glory

The United Mine Workers of America: 125 Years of Struggle and Glory is a short documentary style video highlighting the union’s rich and militant history. In less than a century, the UMWA brought coal miners out from the horrible conditions of company towns and unregulated mines to some of the safest and best paid industrial […]

UMWA Intl. President Cecil E. Roberts

Introduction video of UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts for the union’s 55th Constitutional Convention in July 2015.

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