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Conor Lamb supports coal miners, coal miners support Conor Lamb

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 26, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “As a U.S. Army veteran who served in combat in Vietnam, I was saddened to see the President’s attacks on Congressman Conor Lamb yesterday. I was even sadder to see […]

Matewan massacre remembered 100 years later

Source: WV MetroNews   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the Matewan massacre, in which Mingo County officials and detectives with Baldwin-Felts Detectives Inc. engaged in a conflict that would lead to the West Virginia Mine War. Thirteen detectives traveled to Matewan to evict union coal miners out of their homes, which were owned by […]

UMWA stands with Navajo people as they fight COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 19, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The coronavirus pandemic that has struck the United States has brought death and economic devastation in multiple regions, but none more so than the Navajo Nation, which has surpassed New […]

Matewan 100th Year Anniversary

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Matewan when a shootout occurred in the town of Matewan, West Virginia between the local coal miners and Baldwin–Felts Detective Agency. UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts talks about the events that took place on May 19, 1920 and the impact it made on how […]

MANCHIN, DURBIN, KAINE, BROWN, CASEY, CAPITO, WARNER INTRODUCE BILL TO PROTECT MINERS FROM COVID-19 EXPOSURE

  Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act which would require the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) within 7 […]

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