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Union Plus Tips: Common Mistakes Made When Selling A Home

Source: Union Plus   Your home is likely one of your most valuable assets, so avoid these common mistakes when selling your home. Avoiding these mistakes may help you save both time and money on the sale.     If you’re about to go down the road of selling your home, you’ve probably heard that it’s […]

The UMWA will join AFGE September 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

The UMWA will be joining American Federation of Government Employees in Washington, D.C. on September 24, 2019 to demand dignity, fairness and respect for federals and D.C. Government employees. Come join us as we support federal workers and the vital services they provide to the American public, and protect their union rights.  

President Roberts’ prepared remarks for the National Press Club

On September 4, 2019, UMWA International President, Cecil E. Roberts spoke at the National Press Club about the future of the coal industry and what effect he believes proposed climate change legislation and initiatives will have on the jobs outlook for coal producing regions. He also discussed energy and coal issues and how they will […]

Warner, Kaine request fix for miners’ healthcare

Source: Augusta Free Press September 16, 2019 U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Doug Jones (D-AL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Bob Casey (D-PA) wrote to House and Senate leadership advocating for the inclusion of a permanent fix for miners’ health care and pensions in the short-term spending […]

Miners’ union president Cecil Roberts talks climate change, pensions, and more in D.C.

Source: People’s World September 5, 2019 WASHINGTON—Never let it be said that Cecil Roberts met a written speech he really likes. Instead, the veteran United Mine Workers president produced a detailed, free-form, interesting discourse on climate change, politics, and coal’s future at a talk to a crowd of reporters, UMWA members, and retirees at Washington’s […]

UMWA makes trek from Marmet to Racine to remember the Blair Mountain Battle

Source: WOWK September 2, 2019 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK)- On Monday UMWA International President Cecil Roberts and 14 others made the trek from Marmet, West Virginia to Racine, West Virginia, all to honor those who came before them. The 11 mile hike is one miners made almost 100 years ago during the March and Battle of […]

UMWA March Commemorates the Battle of Blair Mountain

Source: WV Public Radio September 2, 2019   It’s been nearly a century since thousands of pro-union miners marched into Logan County, West Virginia, to protest abuses by coal operators in what used to be largely anti-union territory. Marchers were met at Blair Mountain in Logan County by an army of men, fighting on behalf […]

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