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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…

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…

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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 encourages the membership of the UMWA and all Americans to take time to honor the women and men who served their country in the Vietnam War.

Westmoreland Bankruptcy – Everyone is at Risk

The bankruptcy at Westmoreland Coal does not just affect coal miners…   Everyone is at risk.   Call Congress today at 202-224-3121 and tell them to pass HR 934.   American communities depend on it.   #TheyEarnedIt #UMWA

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 workers, their future is at risk. Congress MUST ACT NOW to preserve the retirement these miners earned. #TheyEarnedIt Call your legislative representative at 202-224-3121 and tell them to pass HR 934.

President Roberts and Other Labor Leaders Support WV Teachers

President Roberts is proud to have rallied with West Virginia school personnel last week demanding West Virginia legislators table a bill that was retaliatory toward the state’s educators. Through persistence and unity workers won! #Solidarity

Senate Floor – February 13, 2019 (American Miners Act)

Senator Manchin (D-WV) opened up a colloquy on the Senate Floor on February 13, 2019 along with Senator Brown (D-OH), Senator Capito (R- WV), Senator Warner (D-VA) and Senator Casey (D-PA) to discuss the American Miners Act of 2019 introduced into the Senate. This bill will make sure that 87,000 current beneficiaries and an additional […]

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