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August 20, 2020 – Remington Bankruptcy Update

UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts gives an update on the current bankruptcy filing by Remington Arms.

UMWA: Save the U.S. Public Postal Service

UMWA International President, Cecil E. Roberts makes a passionate plea to Congress to save the U.S. Public Postal Service. It is a lifeline for rural Americans and veterans. #USMAILNOTFORSALE #SAVETHEUSPS Visit for more information! 

UMWA members ratify new contract at Cumberland mine, West Virginia prep plants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 15, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that its members working at Contura Energy’s Cumberland Mine in Greene County, Pa., ratified a new five-year collective bargaining agreement, which will become effective immediately. UMWA members at five Contura coal processing plants in southern West Virginia […]

Mine Safety Agency Should Do More to Protect Coal Miners in the Pandemic, Oversight Office Finds

Source: ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT HEALTH July 28, 2020 The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has not done enough to protect coal miners during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from an oversight agency released Tuesday. Through interviews with MSHA officials and union representatives, as well as reviews of state and national policies, the Department of […]

Once a COVID-19 hotspot, Navajo Nation will begin to reopen in phases

Source: azcentral. August 14, 2020   Following nearly two months of declining COVID-19 cases, the Navajo Nation on Thursday announced businesses could begin reopening in phases as early as next week. Most businesses on Aug. 17 can begin operating at 25% maximum occupancy, according to a public health order from the Navajo Department of Health. This includes allowing drive-thru services only […]

The passing of Chris (Bubba) Leach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:   The entire Leach family was an inspiration to me and the thousands of UMWA members who marched and rallied across America to preserve health care and pensions for retired […]

UMWA endorses Salango, Petsonk in West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 4, 2020 [CHARLESTON, W.V.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) West Virginia Council of the Coal Miners Political Action Committee (COMPAC) yesterday voted to endorse Ben Salango for Governor and Sam Petsonk for Attorney General in the November general election.             “Ben Salango is the clear choice for working families, […]

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