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Swift MSHA action on COVID Emergency Temporary Standard is critical

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 22, 2021   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: ​“I applaud President Biden for his swift and decisive action to battle the coronavirus pandemic, especially with respect to ordering the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine […]

Union Plus Union-Made Snacks for Game Day

Source: Union Plus The Super Bowl is just around the corner! Put your game face on and tune in to watch it live from the safety of your own couch! We’ve gathered a list of union-made beer, snacks and desserts for you that are perfect for game day. Get ready for Super Bowl Sunday! Did […]

Remington’s union, new owners are at the negotiating table

Source: Times Union January 14, 2021 Ilion, Herkimer County plant was purchased out of bankruptcy ILION – The union representing laid off employees of the Remington Arms gun factory here says they are now in negotiations with the plant’s new owners. The United Mine Workers had in December complained that RemArms, the new company that […]

2021 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Source: AFL-CIO January 8, 2020   2021 AFL-CIO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE | JAN. 15-16, 2021 SAVE THE DATE. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON. We’re done talking about what 2020 has taken from us. Let’s talk about what we built together. Let’s talk about what we’ll […]

Union Plus: Bachelor’s Degree Program

Source: Union Plus January 8, 2020 Earn your bachelor’s degree for free Are you ready to take the next step in your education? Eligible students across the country who have earned an associate degree can now complete their bachelor’s degree for free! Spring 1 semester starts January 19 As a complement to the  Union Plus […]

2021 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Source: AFL-CIO January 8, 2020   2021 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference Virtual Conference | Jan. 15-16, 2021 Save the date. More information will be available soon. We’re done talking about what 2020 has taken from us. Let’s talk about what we built together. Let’s talk about what we’ll […]

January 6, 2021: A dark day in American history

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 7, 2021 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The violence that swept up Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. yesterday was sickening to all true Americans. There is nothing wrong with peaceful protest. Every American has the right to protest […]

An Interview with President Roberts Part II: Organizing for the Future

UMWA International President Roberts looks to the future and talks about the UMWA’s need to keep the jobs we have, expand in the jurisdictions we are now and the importance of organizing new workers.

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